(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with
immediate effect because of 'undue influence from third parties',
world soccer's governing body said, Trend reports citing TRT World .
Monday's suspension also means that the Under-17 women's World
Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from October 11-30,
cannot be held in the country as planned.
India's highest court had disbanded the AIFF in May and
appointed a three-member committee to govern the sport, amend the
AIFF's constitution and conduct elections that have been pending
for 18 months.
In response, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation sent a
team led by AFC general secretary Windsor John to meet Indian
football stakeholders and laid down a roadmap for the AIFF to amend
its statutes by the end of July and subsequently conclude elections
at the latest by September 15.
'The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a
committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF
Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration
regains full control of the AIFF's daily affairs,' FIFA said in
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