FIFA lifts suspension on AIFF
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 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. FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner.
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.
Acting General Secretary
Zurich, 26 August 2022
Situation of the All India Football Federation (AIFF)
We would like to inform you that the situation of the AIFF was submitted to the attention of the Bureau
of the FIFA Council (hereinafter: the Bureau).
On this occasion, the Bureau was informed of the Supreme Court hearing held on 22 August 2022, by
means of which it was decided, inter alia, that:
the mandate of the CoA “stands terminated”; and
the day-to-day management of AIFF shall be exclusively looked after by the AIFF
administration led by the Acting General Secretary.
Under these circumstances, the Bureau of the Council decided on 25 August 2022 to lift the
suspension of the AIFF with immediate effect. As a consequence, the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup
2022™ scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 can be held in India as planned.
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.
We thank you for taking note of the above and welcome this positive outcome.