Why did FIFA ban AIFF?
WHY DID FIFA BAN AIFF? Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) banned the All India Football Federation ( AIFF) on August 16 citing ‘third party’ intervention.
What happened to Indian football?
Overall, everything was running smoothly in Indian football, until it wasn’t anymore. On 16 August, the Indian football enthusiasts woke up to the devastating news of FIFA suspending the All India Football Federation (AIFF) indefinitely, sending the nation’s football contingent down an abyss of uncertainty.
What is the All India Football Federation Suspension?
In a statement released by FIFA (International Federation of Association Football), earlier this week, it was declared that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) would be suspended with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constituted a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.
Why has the All India Football Federation been banned by FIFA?
FIFA, world football’s governing body, has banned the All India Football Federation, jeopardising the careers of footballers in the country. Most immediately, the ban has led to India losing its host status for this autumn’s U-17 Women’s World Cup and cost Indian football teams participation in international competitions.