FIFA president Gianni Infantino is spotted at MILLWALL
FIFA president Gianni Infantino is spotted at MILLWALL after attending an IFAB meeting in London as the football chief heads to The Den to watch their Championship clash with Norwich
- Infantino is in London this weekend for the 137th annual IFAB general meeting
- Afterwards he headed over to Bermondsey to watch Millwall take on Norwich
- The 52-year-old could be seen acknowledging the crowd while in the stands
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was seen enjoying some Championship football on Saturday after heading to The Den to watch Millwall take on Norwich.
Infantino visited London this weekend for the 137th annual International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting, joining members from the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh FA at the Marriott Hotel County Hall to approve a number of law changes.
And after wrapping up the meeting, the 52-year-old took some time out of his busy schedule to head over to The Den for Millwall’s clash with Norwich.
He was seen acknowledging the home crowd before Saturday’s match, which didn’t disappoint in the opening 45 minutes.
Millwall, who are eyeing promotion to the Premier League while up in the play-off spots, first took the lead through Tom Bradshaw after 20 minutes.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was seen enjoying some Championship football on Saturday
Infantino, who was in London for the annual IFAB meeting, attended Millwall vs Norwich
Earlier in the day he discussed a number of subjects alongside British and Irish football chiefs
But seven minutes before half time Norwich drew level, with Jacob Sorensen’s strike ensuring the two sides headed in all square at the break.
Earlier in the day Infantino touched on a number of subjects at the IFAB meeting, including his desire for the 100-minute matches seen at the World Cup to become routine in club football in an attempt to cut down on time wasting.
‘It has been widely appreciated by everyone. We want to fight against time-wasting, we want the fans to enjoy the game,’ he said.
‘We have to ensure that also the application of the laws of the game are universal,’ Infantino said, noting they were currently inconsistent with average effective ball-in-play time in leagues worldwide ranging from 50 to 60 minutes per game.
‘We will monitor leagues all over the world’ to ensure proper stoppage time is played, Infantino said, though adding, ‘I don’t think there is any coercive measure to be taken.’
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