Wednesday, September 28, 2022

FIFA vs AIFF: Not just the World Cup, Indian tournaments will be canceled if the ban is not lifted

World football governing body FIFA has suspended the Football Federation of India (AIFF) with immediate effect due to third party interference. FIFA took this decision due to serious violations of FIFA’s rules and constitution. The Football Federation of India (AIFF) has faced a suspension from FIFA for the first time in its 85-year history.

The suspension of the AIFF means that the Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup tournament, which was scheduled to be held in the country from October 11 to October 30, will no longer take place on schedule. At the same time, India has also lost its hosting. As long as this ban continues, India’s women’s and men’s football team will not be able to play any international match. At the same time, Indian players will not be able to participate in the league of any other country.

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In such a situation, we are telling you how the schedule of Indian football can be affected.

Danger on these matches

  • India is scheduled to play friendly matches against Vietnam on 24 September and Singapore on 27 September. These matches will be canceled if the ban is not lifted.
  • Indian Women’s League champion team Gokulam Kerala will play Uzbekistan club in AFC Women’s Club Championship on 23 August. After that the next match is with the Irani club. Gokulam Kerala has also reached Tashkent on Tuesday.
  • Mohun Bagan Club’s AFC Cup Inter-Zonal semi-final match on September 7 also seems to be in trouble.
  • India’s AFC U-20 Qualifier is to be played in Iraq from 14 September. India has to play matches from Iraq, Australia, Kuwait.
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Grant will not be available from FIFA

It is learned that FIFA has given a grant of Rs 30 lakh in the last three years. AIFF uses this money to promote football at the grassroots level. If the ban continues, there will be an annual loss of 50, thousand US dollars (Rs 3 crore, 96 lakh). Although these grants are not available in cash, turf, football, jerseys and other sports related items are provided instead.

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