FIFA have threatened to suspend the All India Football Federation . The FIFA Under-17 Womens World Cup will take place on October 11 .
In the midst of the Supreme Court's decision to hold elections of the national federation, FIFA has threatened to suspend the AIFF and strip off its right to host the womens U-17 World Cup in October, a development which comes just days after the AIFF's decision to hold elections.The Supreme Court ordered the executive committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday to schedule elections in an expeditiously manner according to the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which is currently overseeing the national federation's affairs.The United States took note of the fact that the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup will take place on October 11.The elections were to be held on August 28 and the voting process started on August 13, according to FIFA.Should the above-mentioned roadmap be changed without further notice and action, including the suspension of the AIFF and the withdrawal of the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Womens World Cup in India, we will submit the issue to our relevant decision-making body for further consideration and potential decisions based on FIFA Statutes.FIFA has stated that it is opposed to any third party interference in the operation of its member units.In this context, we would like to recall the AIFF's constitutional obligations governing all FIFA and AFC member associations, including the responsibility to operate independently and ensure that its own affairs are not influenced by third parties (cf.art. 14.1.(i) and art.In conjunction with art.19.1 of the FIFA Statutes, see art. Please refer to our joint FIFA-AFC letter of July 2022, which addressed AIFF's roadmap and further attendees' participation in the meetings held during a joint mission held on June 21-23.In a joint FIFA-AFC letter sent on July 25, 2022, FIFA and the AFC reiterated their positions.According to the above-mentioned strategy, the AIFF was to convene a special general assembly on the first week of August 2022 to approve the new legislation proposed by FIFA, the AFC, and the Indian football community.We are told that the Supreme Courts' hearing on the AIFF allegedly resulted in deviations from the aforementioned roadmap, as a result of the tragic story. The FIFA womens U-17 World Cup will be held in Bhubaneswar, Goa, and Mumbai on October 11-30, and the Union Cabinet approved the signing of promises for the womens age group competition last month.