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India tries to resolve FIFA ban on its football association

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government is in talks with FIFA to address issues that led to the suspension of the country’s national soccer federation and possible loss of its Women’s World Cup hosting rights under-17s in October, a government court officer said. said Wednesday.

Advocate General Tushar Mehta told the country’s highest court that the government and a committee of trustees running the football federation had held two meetings with FIFA to “break the ice” on the issue, the AFP reported. news agency Press Trust of India.

The Supreme Court has called on the government to take proactive steps to stage the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in India and scheduled a rehearing in the case on Monday.

FIFA’s suspension follows the Supreme Court’s appointment of a three-member Board of Trustees to manage the affairs of the Football Federation of India and organize elections for new board members by the end of August. under a new constitution.

In May, the court ousted Praful Patel from the presidency of the AIFF for failing to hold elections scheduled by December 2020 and for continuing to hold the post after that date.

FIFA suspended the AIFF on Monday due to “undue influence by third parties”.

He said the suspension was effective immediately and the transgression “constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA statutes”.

“The suspension will be lifted once an order establishing a committee of trustees to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of day-to-day affairs. of the AIFF,” FIFA said.

The FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup is scheduled for October 11-30 with four matches on matchday one, including host India against the United States and Brazil against Morocco in the group A.

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