The Indian Football Federation is no longer suspended by FIFA

FIFA said on Friday that it has removed the ban placed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) earlier this month as a result of improper third-party involvement.

The Indian Football Federation is no longer suspended by FIFA

The lifting of the ban has allowed the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, which was scheduled to occur in India from October 11 to 30, to go as planned. In a statement, the FIFA stated that “the Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to remove the ban that was imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) owing to inappropriate third-party influence.”

As stated in a comment from FIFA, “the choice was made after FIFA received notification that the review panel of admin staff’ requirement, that had been place to replace the AIFF Executive Committee’s power, had already been ended and that the AIFF government had regained complete control of the AIFF’s everyday activities. India will therefore serve as the host nation for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, which is planned to run from October 11–30, 2022. FIFA stated that it, together with the AFC, will keep an eye on the issue and facilitate the AIFF in holding its polls on schedule.

In a letter to Fatma Samoura, the secretary general of FIFA, Sunando Dhar, the temporary general secretary of the AIFF, pleaded with her to “reconsider their decision to suspend AIFF.”

Dhar wrote to Samoura on Tuesday and said in part, “It is with great pleasure that we notify you that the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (the “SC”) took up our issue and was pleased to transmit directions regarding the full repeal of the CoA mandate and, as a result, the AIFF having full control of the AIFF’s daily lives via order dated 22.05.2022.”

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