The Ban on Indian football by FIFA has been lifted: FIFA U-17 WWC to be Resumed as Scheduled

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    The bureau seems to have arrived at a decision after the Supreme Court overturned the CoA and handed over control of the AIFF to the football federation.

    Indian football had been banned by the world football’s supreme body, on August 15, 2022. This was primarily due to third-party intervention in AIFF’s daily operations. Also, according to FIFA regulations, it is not allowed to have eminent players on the committee unless they are recruited.

    The FIFA Executive Board has decided to lift the suspension of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to disproportionate third party interference.

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    The decision was made after FIFA received confirmation that the powers of the Administrative Committee, which had been set up to take over the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee, had ended and that the AIFF Administrators had regained full control over the AIFF’s regular operations. FIFA and AFC will continue to monitor the situation and assist the AIFF in conducting elections in a timely manner.

    As a result of which, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, scheduled for 11-30 October 2022, will go ahead as scheduled in India.

    On 25th August, 2022 Embarks the Day on which the Ban was lifted by FIFA

    A letter signed by FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura arrived at the AIFF this evening. The Bureau Committee has been informed that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) mandate has ended and that the AIFF has regained control of the daily affairs again. Therefore, the decision to lift the ban came from the top panel. The Indian government has played an influential role in the process of lifting the ban on FIFA.

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    As a result, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will be successfully held in the country in October. ATK Mohun Bagan is will be appearing in the AFC Cup for the Inter-zonal semi-final and will be playing against Kuala Lumpur City FC.

    It was scheduled that the Indian national team will play two friendly matches in September. They will play Singapore and Vietnam on September 24th and 27th respectively. They will now, be permitted to take part in it.

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