Kevin-Prince Boateng to meet Sepp Blatter to discuss dealing with racism in soccer

Kevin-Prince Boateng will meet with FIFA president Sepp Blatter this month to discuss ways of dealing with racism in soccer.

FIFA says the AC Milan midfielder is scheduled to visit Blatter in Zurich on March 22.

Boateng became the focus of anti-racism efforts in world soccer in January. The Ghana international led Milan teammates off the field to protest against racial abuse from fans of a fourth-tier Italian team during an exhibition.

Blatter praised Boateng for making a "strong and courageous stand," though he faced criticism for saying that players mustn't run away from problems.

The FIFA president used his speech at the world player of the year gala, held four days after the match, to stress that leaving the field "cannot be the solution."