New Delhi: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel was on Thursday appointed a member of world governing body FIFA’s finance committee.
The committee will work from 2017 till 2021, according to a release. Patel was also appointed as senior vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in December, 2016. India will host the U-17 World Cup this year and hosted the AFC U-16 Championship in September, 2016.
The AIFF had also won the Recognition Award for Grassroots Football in 2014 and the AFC Member Association (Developing) Award for 2016. The FIFA Finance Committee monitors the financial management and advises the FIFA Executive Committee on financial matters and asset management.
It also analyses the FIFA budgets and the financial statements prepared by the FIFA General Secretary and submits them to the FIFA Executive Committee for approval.