Pakistan Football Federation face FIFA wrath

Pakistan Football Federation face FIFA wrath
World football governing body, FIFA this morning released a statement confirming the suspension of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect.
According to, this is in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 10 October 2017 on account of “undue third-party interference.”

The Bureau took this decision as a result of the fact that the PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator and this act constitutes a breach of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently, without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes.

Following its suspension, the PFF loses all its membership rights as defined in art. 13 of the FIFA statues. The PFF representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted.

It also means that neither the PFF nor any of its members or officials may benefit from any development programmes, courses or training from FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation (AFC); and in accordance with art. 16 par. 3 of the FIFA statues, other member associations may not entertain sporting contact with the PFF during its suspension.

The suspension will be lifted once the PFF offices and access to the PFF accounts are returned to the PFF, FIFA say.

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