UEFA Signs Agreement with CONCACAF for Closer Cooperation

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(WFI) UEFA has inked a memorandum of understanding with CONCACAF for mutual cooperation towards the development of the game.

UEFA president Michel Platini and his CONCACAF counterpart Jeffrey Webb signed the agreement in the Cayman Islands on Saturday.

The memorandum will reinforce a mutual commitment to development in the Caribbean region, while providing for administrative and operational cooperation between the two confederations.

"It is the duty of us who are in the daily business of the game to join forces for the development of global football," said Platini.

The agreement is a framework to provide CONCACAF with technical assistance and support, while fostering cooperation and dialogue for the purpose of building a strong legacy with sporting, social, cultural and educational benefits.

"This is another important step as part of CONCACAF's new vision of integration, which aims at gathering the best know-how from each global football community to be able to customise it for the good of the development of our game," said Webb.

UEFA has signed a series of memorandums of understanding with other continental confederations, which it said demonstrates that European football's governing body is showing solidarity towards the rest of the football world through programmes exchanging knowledge and good practices.

After his brief stop in the Cayman Islands, Platini's tour of the Caribbean region included visits to Grenada, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda.

By INSIDER editor Mark Bisson

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