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CONCACAF, UEFA sign cooperation agreement

Tuesday, April 08, 2014    

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands (CMC) -- CONCACAF and UEFA have forged a closer cooperation through the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

The confederation, the governing body for football in the North, Central American and Caribbean regions, said Saturday that the new agreement with UEFA would provide for technical assistance and support.

In addition, the MOU is geared towards creating dialogue on football development in CONCACAF, as well as 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 CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb.

UEFA president Michel Platini, who was on his first visit to the Caribbean, said such alliances were important to the overall development of the game.

"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 the former France international, who is now one of the most powerful figures in world football.

The MOU with UEFA follows on the heels of a similar one signed between CONCACAF and Confederation of African Football (CAF) in April

last year.

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