FIFA suspends All India Football Federation The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from the third parties constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.
FIFA officially issued a notice about the issue.
Will AIFF be approved?
The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administration assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the administration regains full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs.
The suspension means that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022. scheduled place in India on 11-30 October 2022, cannot currently be held in India as planne assessing the next steps with regard to the tournament and will refer the matter Bureau of the Council of and when necessary.
FIFA is in constant constructive col the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India and is hopeful that a positive ou the case may still be achieved.
The Supreme Court had placed the AIFF under the aegis of a Committee of Administrators (CoA) that it had selected, in May of this year. In June, the CoA had selected another committee to advise it, but that was dissolved after a day after reported strong objections from FIFA.
This suspension by FIFA has multiple implications for Indian football, including the fact that any domestic tournaments being conducted while the suspension is on will not be recognised by either the AFC or FIFA. The national teams will not be able to play any matches internationally.
This would mean the Gokulam Kerala women’s team, which left for Uzbekistan on Monday, will be ineligible to compete in the AFC Women’s Club Championship.
A more pressing concern, though, is that it also means that the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, scheduled to be hosted by India on 11 – 30 October, cannot be held in India anymore and neither can the Indian team compete in the tournament. FIFA said they are assessing steps regarding the same.
Supreme Court is set to further hear from the CoA on the status of the election and the formation of the AIFF constitution on Wednesday, August 17. That is also the last date for filing of nomination for the post of AIFF president.