New Delhi: FIFA lifts ban on All India Football Federation Due to this, the Women’s World Cup will be held in India as planned.
Alleging third-party interference in the Indian Football Federation, the International Football Confederation (FIFA) imposed an interim ban on the All India Football Federation a few days ago. Also, FIFA had announced that the ban would be lifted on the date of disbandment of the governing body of the Indian Football Federation and all day-to-day administrative control of the Indian Football Federation coming under the elected administrators of the All India Football Federation.
The ban resulted in India losing the right to host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup. The series was scheduled to be held from October 11 to 30 across 3 cities in India. FIFA said it is evaluating the next steps regarding the Under-17 Women’s World Cup and will refer the matter to the council if necessary.
In this case, FIFA has lifted the ban on the Indian Football Federation after a gap of two weeks. In a statement on its website, FIFA said, “The ban has been lifted following the suspension of the mandate of the Board of Directors set up to take over the powers of the Indian Football Federation’s Executive Committee and FIFA’s confirmation that the AIFF management has regained full control over day-to-day affairs. As a result, the Under-17 Women’s World Cup will be held in India as scheduled.” reported.