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Goa: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa arrived in the Indian state of Goa, where he will chair the AFC Extraordinary Congress on Tuesday. The AFC President will also attend some knock-out matches in the AFC U-16 Championship India 2016 which will be concluded on October 2.

The AFC President will also attend the ceremony to reveal the logo for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, which will be held in India next year.
 
Shaikh Salman expressed his delight at visiting India, stressing that hosting the AFC Extraordinary Congress for the Confederation is a testament to the growth of Indian football in Asia and the expertise that the South Asian nation brings to hosting successful events.  
 
The AFC President said: "India succeeded in hosting the AFC Annual Awards night last year, and it is successfully hosting the AFC U-16 Championship 2016. We are confident that they will provide the setting for a hospitable and excellent AFC Congress, considering their infrastructure and experience in hosting major sporting events.”
 
Shaikh Salman also stressed the importance of the AFC Extraordinary Congress where three additional members representing Asia will be elected to the FIFA Council. He concluded by wishing all the candidates the very best in their respective campaigns to win the trust of AFC’s Member Associations.

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