Infantino rejects criticism over FIFA handling of Afghan abuse scandal

FILE PHOTO: FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during his news conference in Rome, Italy, February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

LYON, France (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Friday strongly rejected criticism of the global ruling body's handling of the sexual abuse scandal in Afghanistan soccer from the coach of the country's women's team.

Lindsey Kelly had said that when she tried to raise complaints about allegations of a number of her players being abused by officials from the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) in early 2018, FIFA had not taken strong enough action.

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