Argentina

Infantino confident Argentina will escape suspension

By Alan Baldwin

LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – Argentina are close to resolving a row that could have seen the former world champions suspended, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday.

FIFA told the Argentine FA (AFA) this month that it risked a ban if it did not accept South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL as arbiter in vetting candidates for a March 29 presidential election.

The AFA had voted last month to modify an article in its new statutes naming the College of Lawyers of Buenos Aires and not CONMEBOL´s ethics committee as the vetting body.

“I’m confident there will be no need for drastic measures,” the head of the world soccer body told a news conference.

Speaking after a meeting of FIFA’s final Executive Football Summit meetings at London’s Heathrow Airport, Infantino said the statutes had now been “more or less agreed” and…

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