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Infantino upbeat Argentina will escape FIFA suspension

Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino

Argentina are close to resolving a row that could have seen the former world champions suspended, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said yesterday.

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 said.

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…

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