Fifa Suspends All India Football Federation: Read To Know Why.
FIFA, the apex football body, announced that it has decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect, and the Bureau of the FIFA Council took the decision unanimously. The decision has been taken due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.
"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," stated an official media release issued by FIFA.
The body also said that the suspension would be lifted after the order to set up a committee of administrators to undertake the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains complete control of the AIFF's daily affairs.
FIFA is also assessing the next acts with regard to the tournament and will refer the matter to the Bureau of the Council if and when necessary.
"FIFA is in constant constructive contact with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India and is hopeful that a positive outcome to the case may still be achieved," stated the release.