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MONTEVIDEO Cheap Nike Air Max Womens , Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- Newly elected FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, will visit Uruguay in March Cheap Air Max 95 Womens , the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) announced on Monday.

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The South American soccer leader said that "when he (Infantino) was elected as the FIFA president he told me: 'in March I will visit Uruguay.'"

March 30 will mark the AUF's 116th anniversary, hence "it will be a great time," said Valdez.

The head of the AUF also added that he would surely ask for support from FIFA to finance the Centenario Stadium's remodeling project. The stadium was used in the first World Cup held in Montevideo.

Swiss-Italian Infantino Cheap Air Max Womens , 45, was elected on Friday as the new head of FIFA to succeed Joseph Blatter.

PARIS, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Hosts France, having the strongestsquad on paper going into the 2016 European Championship, will hopea comfort qualification from Group A to the knockout stage.

With an automatic berth into the tournament, Didier Deschamps'side has not played a competitive match for two years, whileregistering friendly wins over the likes of Germany, Portugal,Russia and the Netherlands in the last 12 months.

With a wide array of attacking talents against a somewhat bluntattack from Romania and international tournament first-timersAlbania, Les Bleus may get off to group progress in a buoyantmood.

Switzerland may be trickier for the 1984 and 2000 Europeanchampions, as the Swiss, being near neighbors, should be wellsupported to vanish France's home advantage as hosts.

And they are the last group opponents for France and there seemsa strong likelihood that match will be a scuffle about who end upwith top place in the pool.

Vladimir Petkovic, however, will be satisfied with a secondfinish at Group A while the French on top, as he aims to be thefirst coach to take Switzerland, who finished second in theirqualification group behind England, to the knockout stage ofEuropean championship.

France stay favorites, if not arguably the one for the ultimatetrophy, with the most formidable attacking line since 2000, stubbedwith an endless arsenal of players.

All eyes will be on Paul Pogba to perform on the big stage, thefirst major tournament for France as hosts since the 1998 WorldCup.

The 23-year-old midfielder, a key figure in Juventus' run offour successive Italian Serie A titles, instrumental in his club'sroad to the 2015 Champions League final and voted Young Player ofthe Tournament at the 2014 World Cup for his country atinternational level.

Pogba has certainly lived up to the hype, having registered themost shots of 124 by any midfiedler in European football lastseason with 82 of those coming from outside the area, second toonly Cristiano Ronaldo's 84 across Europe's top five leagues.

Even without Karim Benzema at the tournament, the hosts can lookto Atletico Madrid's 22-goal Antoine Griezmann, who has had astorming season in La Liga, Manchester United's top Premier Leaguescorer Anthony Martial and West Ham's free-kick specialist DimitriPayet.

The defence, however, is France's weak spot, especially afterBarcelona center back Jeremy Mathieu was ruled out with a calfinjury following Real Madrid star Raphael Varane's withdrawal dueto a thigh injury.

In their last 11 friendlies, the 1998 World Cup winners, whodefend by attacking, conceded a total of 15 goals and kept a cleansheet only on 4 occasions.

Romania, far from being that wonderful 1994 team plagued withstarts, although, are the strongest defence of Group A. Theyfinished second in the qualifiers, conceding only twice withoutlosing one single match, and came out the only team to beatfirst-placed Northern Ireland.

Albania, the debutants, may be not well-known to most soccerfans, but they are not one of the teams that got it through theback door with these new 24 teams regulation. They managed to kickDenmark out of the qualifying spots and remained second only to C.Ronaldo's Portugal.

France will kick off the tournament on June 10 against Romania,as top two finishers from six groups plus four best third-placedteams advance to the knockout stage. Enditem

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