FIFA officially suspended the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday (16/8). Here’s why FIFA suspended Indian football.
The World Football Federation (FIFA) officially imposed a suspension on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday (16/8).
The sanction was given to Indian football because the AIFF violated FIFA statutes regarding the independence of each member. While the AIFF has been proven to have violated FIFA statutes due to interference from third parties in AIFF affairs in the process of selecting the general chairman.
The breach came after India’s Supreme Court dissolved the AIFF board in May and appointed a three-member Administrators Committee to temporarily manage the governance of Indian football.
The high court ruled after former AIFF chairman Praful Patel remained in office beyond his term without new elections, which the court ruled illegitimate.
Apart from establishing an Administrator Committee, the Supreme Court of India then also asked the AIFF Executive Committee to hold elections according to the schedule proposed by the Administrator Committee (CoA). The intervention from India’s high court is considered a violation of the FIFA Statutes.
Finally, FIFA punished the AIFF with a suspension which was announced on the official website of the World Football Agency on Tuesday (16/8).
“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes,” FIFA said in a statement. official site.
“The suspension will be lifted once the order to establish an administrative committee to take over the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been lifted and the AIFF administration regains full control over the day-to-day affairs of the AIFF,” FIFA added.
The postponement means that the 2022 Under-17 Women’s World Cup scheduled to take place in India on 11-30 October 2022 cannot currently be held in India as originally planned.