In this May 13, 2016 file photo FIFA President Gianni Infantino gives a press conference following the closing of the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
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Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona, a long-time critic of FIFA, has held talks in Paris with its president Gianni Infantino, the global soccer body said Tuesday.FIFA said that the meeting was part of Infantino's plans to involve top former players in making decisions on the future of the game, and added that the pair also discussed the crisis in the administration of Argentine football.Maradona was a frequent critic of Infantino's predecessor Sepp Blatter and claimed that there was "a mafia" inside FIFA.FIFA added that Maradona had backed a joint mission by FIFA and the South American soccer body CONMEBOL which is visiting Argentina where the football federation (AFA) is under investigation.
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