The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift the suspension that was imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue third-party influence.
The decision was taken after FIFA received confirmation that the mandate of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) that was set up to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs.
As a consequence, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned.
Sharing FIFA Council’s decision on Friday night, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur called it a “victory for all football fans!”
FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner.
Delighted to share the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided today to lift the suspension of the AIFF with immediate effect.
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned !
A victory for all football ⚽️ fans!
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) August 26, 2022
“Finally, as foreseen in the decision of the Bureau of 14 August 2022, a further communication to the AIFF will follow shortly with respect to the next steps to be taken towards holding elections. Kindly take note that FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising the elections in a timely manner,” said a FIFA statement.