Visit From Iceland
A delegation from the Icelandic football association, consisting of President Geir Thorsteinsson and General Secretary Thorir Hakonarson, dropped in to see the FIFA President at the Home of FIFA on 10 March. In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Joseph S. Blatter – who was celebrating his 72nd birthday that day and was presented with Icelandic culinary specialities from Thorsteinsson to mark the occasion – discussed a range of football – related topics with his guests. Thorsteinsson has been working for the Icelandic football association since 1992. He took office as General Secretary in 1997 before being elected President last year. During his playing career, he featured in the KR Reykjavik FC youth team, before serving the club as a youth coach, General Secretary and vice-president. On top of this, he was also a highly – rated referee.