A dark day for Indian football with the ban
FIFA is in constant touch with the Indian Sports Ministry and is hopeful of a positive outcome
FIFA banned the Indian Football Federation
New Delhi,Finally, what happened that was feared. FIFA, the world’s largest football governing body, has banned the Indian Football Federation. This directly means that now India will not be able to host the Women’s Under-19 Football World Cup scheduled for October this year and will not be able to send its team to international events.
FIFA has taken this tough decision to the Indian Football Federation on Monday night citing unnecessary interference by a third party. FIFA said the suspension has been implemented with immediate effect. In a statement, FIFA said, this suspension will be avoided only if FIFA i.e. Indian Football Federation does not announce its executive committee. Thus, after the Supreme Court’s intervention, the work of the Football Federation in the country is being handled by the CoA.
FIFA is in constant touch with the Indian Sports Ministry and is hopeful of a positive outcome. Veteran striker Sunil Chhetri asked his teammates to pay attention to this two days ago. Indian football has been advised not to worry too much about the FIFA suspension and to continue to perform at its best on the field.
FIFA threatened a ban earlier this month. “I have spoken to the boys and my advice is not to focus too much on it because it is out of our control,” Chhetri said at his club Bengaluru AFC’s virtual media conference at the start of the new season. India is scheduled to host the FIFA Women’s Under-17 World Cup from October 11 to 30. The Durand Cup will begin in Kolkata from August 16, with Bengaluru AFC facing Jamshedpur AFC on the second day of the tournament. Bengaluru AFC have won almost all the major trophies since their entry in 2013, so the team is eager to add the Durant Cup trophy to their ‘trophy cabinet’.ss1