Wednesday, February 28

FIFA lifts AIFF’s suspension

By a Staff Reporter

Agency – The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) lifts the All Indian Football Federation’s (AIFF) suspension imposed on August 15 due to the influence of a third party in the federation.

In adherence to FIFA,  “The decision was taken after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the committee of administrators that was set up to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs. FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and support the AIFF in organizing its elections promptly.”

With the revokement, India will now be able to host FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 as planned and compete in the SAFF Women’s Championship 2022 to be held in Nepal from September 6.

The ban got Gokulam Kerela FC and Nepali forward Sabirta Bhandari unlucky as they failed to compete in the top-tier women’s football club competition in Asia, AFC Women’s Club Championship. The team landed in Uzbekistan to compete in the match but was forced to return empty hand following the ban imposed by FIFA on AIFF.

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