Why did FIFA banned AIFF India from Football?

On Tuesday, Football’s ruling Party “FIFA” has decided to banned All India Football Federation (AIFF) with effective as of right now for conspiring with the third parties and influencing Indian Football operations. FIFA stated suspension had been appear for a long time and the ruling body said the decision to ban AIFF was taken without exception.

“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.” said the FIFA 

This suspension also meant that the Under-17 women’s World Cup which was scheduled to take place in India from October 11-30 will not take place in India as the suspension makes it it clear that the organization won’t be taking part in any tournament which is under FIFA.

Earlier in May, The Supreme Court of India had dissolve the All India Football Federation and prearranged a three member committee to run the organization. Supreme Court also revise the AIFF’s constitution and make the elections that have been pending for more than 18 months.

With response to it, FIFA and the AFC sent members to led by AFC general secretary Windsor John to meet Indian football stakeholders and make the proper changes for the AIFF to modify its statutes by the end of July and should conduct elections at the latest by September 15.

“The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs,” FIFA said in Tuesday’s statement.

At the beginning of August, Indian court ordered to conduct elections and stated the elected committee would be an interim body for three months.

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Former FIFA Council member Praful Patel was responsible for the new elections of the AIFF were to held by December 2020 but were detain over amendments to its constitution.

“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,” FIFA added.