Joseph Blatter and Josep Maria Bartomeu, PHOTO: FIFA/Foto-net

Joseph Blatter, amb la comitiva barcelonista encapçalada per Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Walter de Gregorio, Jordi Mestre, Josep Maria Bartomeu, Joseph Blatter, Manel Arroyo, Raúl Sanllehí and Thierry Regenass today in Zurich / PHOTO: FIFA / Foto-net

A delegation from FC Barcelona, headed by Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu today paid a courtesy visit on FIFA President Joseph Blatter at the organisation’s HQ in Zurich.

This was the first meeting between the two presidents since Sr Bartomeu took over the reins at FC Barcelona. During their meeting, both men agreed that at all levels, football authorities must work together for the benefit of the game and its global development.

The meeting also dealt with general issues relating to the protection of minors, without touching on specifics given that President Blatter does not take any part in FIFA’s Disciplinary Commission’s decision making, or in FC Barcelona’s current appeal process.

The FC Barcelona President was accompanied by Sporting Vice-President, Jordi Mestre, Communication Vice-President, Manel Arroyo and the Director of Football Management, Raúl Sanllehí. FIFA’s Director of Member Associations and Development Thierry Regenass and Director of Communication and Public Affairs, Walter de Gregorio also attended the meeting.

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