FIFA President gifts football jersey to PM

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Dhaka, October 17: FIFA President Gianni Infantino has gifted a football jersey to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with her name on its back.Gianni met the premier at Shimul Hall of Ganabhaban and presented the gift to her at 10:30am on Thursday.

The premier also gave him a football jersey of Bangladesh team. BFF President Kazi Salahuddin was present during this time.

FIFA president arrived in Dhaka around 5am on a short visit as part of his visit to Asia.

Infantino will talk to the media at Hotel Sonargaon from 2:20pm to 3:00pm. He will leave Bangladesh for Laos at 5:00pm.

This is the fourth visit by any FIFA president to Bangladesh. Joao Havelange was the first FIFA president to visit Bangladesh in 1980 while Sepp Blatter visited Bangladesh twice, in 2006 and 2012.

Infantino was elected as FIFA president on 26 February 2016. He was reelected on 5 June this year.