FIFA President Gianni Infantino meets with Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado, during a trip to the Central American country to study the possibility of Costa Rica and Panama co-hosting the U20 Women's World Cup. During a press conference, Infantino also said that he "never again" wants to see the corruption scandals that shook the world of football in recent years.
Iranian sports journalist Raha Purbakhsh says she 'can't believe' she will be among the thousands of women to freely enter a football stadium for the first time in decades to watch Iran's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia at Tehran's Azadi Stadium. World football's governing body FIFA last month ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restrictions and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.
Russian president Vladimir Putin awards FIFA President Infantino with the Order of Friendship for his "enormous contribution in the organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup." "I would simply like to thank you dear president and thank all the people of Russia and congratulate you as well for having hosted and organized the best World Cup ever last year ", says FIFA President Gianni Infantino during the ceremony.