Azerbaijan first stop for Blatter after re-election, FIFA
Baku, June 9 (AZERTAC). FIFA`s official website has posted an article about the visit of Joseph Blatter and Michel Platini to Azerbaijan.
The headline of the note especially said that it was the first international visit of FIFA`s president after re-election.
«Although the Azerbaijan Football Association (AFFA) was founded in 1992 and joined FIFA just two years later, the game of football has been played in the country for 100 years now. To celebrate that anniversary, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has made a two-day visit to the Azeri capital of Baku in the company of his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini.”
“One of the venues for that tournament is the Dalga Stadium, which was officially opened on Monday at a ceremony attended by Blatter and Platini. A training pitch will be added to the complex and will be built with the support of the Goal Project.
The visiting delegation then attended the laying of the first stone at Baku`s Olympic Stadium, which will have a capacity of 65,000 when it is completed in 2015, making it the largest sports venue in the country,” the article says.