Infantino presents Rouhani with a football Jersey adorned with the Iranian president’s name during a visit to Tehran.
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday that a two-year diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and Iran should not be allowed to get in the way of football.Saudi clubs have refused to play in Iran since the kingdom broke off relations in January 2016 forcing AFC Champions League fixtures with Iranian clubs to be played in neutral Oman.The FIFA chief acknowledged that Saudi Arabia had voiced security concerns after protesters angry at its execution of a top Shiite cleric attacked its embassy and a consulate in Iran, prompting it to cut ties.
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