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Deaf International Football Association Board meeting wraps up

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Deaf International Football Association Board and local football association in Thailand. Image credit: DIFA – World of Deaf Football

The Deaf International Football Association (DIFA) Board meeting wrapped up on Monday in Pattaya, Thailand.



The whole executive committee was present including President Iakov Frenkel, Vice Presidents Jack Lamberton and Giovanni Convito, Members-at-large Brice Allain, Takis Kordonouris, Soslanbek Kanukov, and Mohammad Pargar. The three day meeting was also attended by the President of Thailand Deaf Sport Federation and Media Director of ICSD.


Deaf International Football Association was created specifically to address the needs of the world’s deaf footballers, to create and improve deaf football infrastructure, and increase participation worldwide in deaf football. At the 45th ICSD Congress in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on March 28, 2015, the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf welcomed DIFA as an associate member.

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