The world’s biggest football body FIFA made an announcement about the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday. FIFA has decided to impose a life ban with immediate effect. This decision has been taken unanimously by the Bureau of FIFA Council. FIFA has said that this decision belongs to AIFF. taken by a third party due to undue influence which is a serious breach of FIFA law.
An official media release issued by FIFA stated that the All India Football Federation cited third party interference as the reason for the suspension by FIFA. According to FIFA, this kind of interference is against FIFA rules. This puts India on the verge of winning the U-17 Women’s World Cup, but it’s only a matter of time.
FIFA also said that the suspension will be lifted as soon as the order is received. The Committee of Managers has been abolished to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee and the AIFF Administration retains full control over the day-to-day affairs of the AIFF. The press release stated that the suspension means that the FIFA Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place in India from 11 to 30 October 2022 will not take place in India as currently planned.
FIFA 2 is also assessing the next steps regarding the tournament and will refer the council bureau chief to the referee. The FIFA press release further stated that FIFA is in constant contact with the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and hopes that the matter may still have a positive outcome. If this happens then this big crisis can be removed from Indian football.