Hope to organize World Cup in India remains, COA will save a step

Football’s apex body FIFA has suspended the Indian Football Federation, after which India also lost its rights to host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

The CoA has agreed to conduct the AIFF elections as per the terms of FIFA.

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New Delhi. to the Football Federation of India fifa Banned. This shock of FIFA shook the Indian sports world. Hours after this ban, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) took a big step and has agreed to hold the elections of AIFF according to the terms of FIFA. On Tuesday, FIFA suspended the AIFF, citing third party interference, in a blow to India.

Expected to organize Under-17 World Cup

Due to this suspension, the hosting of the Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held from October 11 to 30 was almost snatched from India’s hands. According to the source, this suspension can only be for a short time, as the CoA appointed by the Supreme Court is ready to abide by almost all the conditions of FIFA regarding elections and the new constitution. Therefore, the Under-17 Women’s World Cup is still expected to be held in India.

36 players will not be included in the electoral college

According to PTI, officials believe that this ban will be for a short time and elections will be held not on August 28, but before September 15 (Fifa deadline). In such a situation, the hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup can also be saved. According to sources, the COA, FIFA and the Sports Ministry have agreed to hold elections to the AIFF with an electoral college consisting of representatives of state associations. Now 36 players will not be included in the electoral college of these elections.

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opportunity to improve

The Returning Officer had earlier released the list of 36 players namely Shabbir Ali, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Prashant Banerjee, IM Vijayan, Bhaichung Bhutia. However, 5 players (3 men and 2 women) can become members of the proposed 22-member executive committee and will have voting rights. former captain Baichung Bhutia Said on this ban that this decision is very tough, but at the same time I think this is a great opportunity to improve our system. He said that it is important that all the stake holders federations, state associations come together and improve the system.