FIFA suspends the Indian football federation for 'third-party interference'

Due to “undue influence from third parties,” FIFA suspended the Indian Football Federation on August 15 with “immediate effect,” endangering the country’s hosting of the U-17 Women’s World Cup in October.

Praful Patel and others are the targets of an AIFF Committee of Administrators’ SC contempt complaint.

The organization in charge of world football referred to the offense as a “severe infringement of the FIFA Statutes.”

According to a statement from FIFA, the suspension will last until the All India Football Federation (AIFF) regains complete authority over its day-to-day operations.

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As a result of the previous leader Praful Patel serving through the end of his term without new elections, which the courts found unlawful, the AIFF is in turmoil and is being managed by administrators.

The U-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in India from October 11 to October 30. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 tournament in India was first postponed and then canceled.