Latvian Football Federation expresses to FIFA its readiness to host football related events in Latvia

  • 2020-08-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Latvian Football Federation (LFF) has expressed to the International Association of Football Federations (FIFA) its readiness to host football events in Latvia.

LFF informs that the president of the organization Vadims Lasenko together with the leaders of six other national associations on Tuesday participated in an online video conference with FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

During the conversation, the consequences and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the course of football at all levels were discussed, as well as the issues relevant to each federation domestically. Representatives of the federations also highlighted from their point of view the important aspects of football development on which to continue working on.

Lasenko informed the president of FIFA that the favorable health situation in Latvia and the activities of the LFF have allowed to complete the domestic futsal championship, resume competitions for adults, youth and children, as well as successfully ensure compliance with all sanitary requirements.

"Against the background of the world, Latvia can provide quite unique opportunities to gather of up to three thousand people outdoors, so on behalf of the LFF I emphasized that if necessary, Latvia is ready to safely host a neutral match or a conference," the LFF quoted Lasenko as saying.

The leaders of the Lithuanian, Estonian, Israeli, Romanian, Slovak and Polish football federations, as well as representatives of UEFA also took part in the conversation.