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Delhi: Anurag Thakur meets FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Monday met FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff in the national capital and discussed how football could be encouraged at the grassroots level and expanded with more tournaments and events.

New Delhi: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Monday met FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff in the national capital and discussed how football could be encouraged at the grassroots level and expanded with more tournaments and events.

Thakur said that there is a growing interest in sports in India following the recent success at the Olympic Games in Tokyo; Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to build a sporting culture has also found a new momentum in recent weeks, read a statement from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

During the meeting, Youri also showed Thakur a few of his legendary football tricks, wherein Thakur also chipped in with his dribbling skills.

first published:Oct. 25, 2021, 6:55 p.m.

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