Praful Patel, president of All India Football Federation (AIFF) became first Indian to get elected as member of FIFA Executive Council. He was elected during 29th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Congress held in Kuala Lampur in Malaysia. In this meeting, he received 38 votes out of total 46 votes. Patel, who is Senior Vice President at AFC was one of the eight candidates vying for the spot in the election.
FIFA Council: It is institution of FIFA. It is main decision-making body of FIFA in intervals of its Congress. Its members are elected by FIFA Congress. It is non-executive, supervisory and strategic body. It sets vision for FIFA and global football.