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.
Notably: FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner.
As a result
- The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022™ scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned. The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup will now be successfully held in the country in October.
- ATK Mohun Bagan will also be able to participate in the AFC Cup Inter-Zonal semi-finals where they will be facing Kuala Lumpur City FC.
- The Indian national team were scheduled to play two friendlies in September, against Singapore and Vietnam on the 24th and 27th of September, respectively. They will now be allowed to take part in the same.