Soccer: Infantino confident Argentina will escape suspension

Britain Football Soccer – FIFA Executive Football Summit Press Conference – Hilton Hotel, Heathrow Airport, London, England – 9/3/17 FIFA president Gianni Infantino during the press conference Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs Livepic

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…