FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup The lifting of the ban due to undue third-party influence also means that the Under-17 women’s World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from Oct 11-30, will be held in the country as planned, The sun is reflected in FIFA’s logo in front of FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Nov 19, 2015. FIFA has lifted the suspension imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) earlier this month due to undue third-party influence, world football’s governing body said on Friday.
FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup
The lifting of the ban also means that the Under-17 women’s World Cup, which was scheduled to take place in India from Oct 11-30, will be held in the country as planned. India’s highest court had disbanded the AIFF in May and appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to govern the sport, amend the AIFF’s constitution and conduct elections that have been pending for 18 months, leading to FIFA’s suspension.
Member federations must be free from legal and political interference and FIFA said the suspension would only be lifted once the order to set up the CoA was repealed and the AIFF administration regained full control of its daily affairs. Earlier this week, AIFF’s Acting General Secretary Sunando Dhar had informed FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura that the Supreme Court had directed the full repeal of the CoA mandate to ensure the AIFF had full charge of its daily affairs.
The decision (to lift the ban) 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,” FIFA said in a statement. FIFA and the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner. The elections of the AIFF, formerly led by FIFA Council member Praful Patel, were due to be held by December 2020 but were delayed due to an impasse over amendments to its constitution.
Barcelona will appeal against what they believe was an excessively harsh dismissal of coach Tito Vilanova in Sunday’s 2-1 La Liga win at Osasuna, the club said on Monday. FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup Vilanova, who was making his away debut in the league after taking over from Pep Guardiola at the end of last season, was sent from the bench in the second half when he protested the referee’s decision not to award a free kick for a challenge on Sergio Busquets.
FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup The referee said in his match report he had punished Vilanova for angrily protesting a passage of play, having been warned by the fourth official. The expulsion was excessive because I didn’t say anything that was out of line, Vilanova told a post-match news conference on Sunday. I told the linesman that it was a clear foul and he told me not to protest, he added. It seems that this is enough to get you booted from a game. All the managers in La Liga are warned, they know what will happen if they say there’s a foul.
The Spanish international’s absence adds to the spate of injuries that the club have suffered at the start of this season and Adriano or Jeremy Mathieu are favourites to cover for him on the left of the defence. FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup Barca are also missing Claudio Bravo, Thomas Vermaelen, Sandro Ramirez as well as long-term injury victim Rafinha.
Despite the players out, that has forced coach Luis Enrique to field youth team players, Barca have made a strong start to the season and are yet to drop points with 12 after four matches in La Liga. FIFA Lifts Indian Federation Ban U-17 World Cup They are the only team with a 100 percent record and bitter rivals Real Madrid, who take on Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, are two points behind on 10.