The world’s governing body of football (FIFA) lifted its suspension on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Friday, four days after the Supreme Court ordered the dissolution of the Committee of Administration.
FIFA said in an official statement that the restriction is being lifted because COA, an “undue third-party influence,” no longer exists.
“The FIFA Council Bureau has agreed to lift the ban imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) owing to undue third-party interference,” the statement said.
“The decision was made after FIFA obtained confirmation that the committee of administrators established to assume the responsibilities of the AIFF Executive Committee had been disbanded and that the AIFF administration had recovered full control of the AIFF’s daily business.”
Lifting of the suspension 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.
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The FIFA U-17 International Cup will be held in India as scheduled, according to the world football authority.
“As a result, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022TM, scheduled for 11-30 October 2022, will take place in India as planned,” the statement said.