Mauricio Macri Appointed Executive Chairman of FIFA Educational Foundation

In January, FIFA appointed Macri as President of the prestigious FIFA Foundation. The appointment has caused outrage in Argentina football circles.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Macri, who was President of Argentina from 2015 to 2019 and mayor of Buenos Aires before that, has not only had a political but also a footballing career. From 1995 to 2007 he was president of Boca Juniors. During this time, the hugely popular soccer club won seventeen titles, eleven of them at international level.

The FIFA Foundation is still in its infancy. It was established in 2018 as an independent institution to support FIFA's social causes. World Champion Youri Djorkaeff is the managing director and manages the US$100 (R$420) million Football for . . .

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