In a big relief to football lovers of India, FIFA, the world governing body of the sport, has lifted the suspension of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). This suspension was imposed because of what FIFA called was third-party interference.
The FIFA’s statement read: “The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift the suspension that was imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue third-party influence.”
The decision was taken after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the Committee of Administrators that was set up to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs. FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner.
This means that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place between October 11 and 30 this year can be held in India as planned.
The apex council of football in a media release stated that U-17 Women’s World Cup would be held in India as planned and will monitor the situation along with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for timely elections of AIFF.