Thursday 14 December 2017

Pakistan football team suspended by Fifa with immediate effect over 'third party interference'

FIFA have taken action against Pakistan
FIFA have taken action against Pakistan

Even Bartlett

The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has been banned by Fifa with immediate effect due "undue third-party interference".

The PFF's national and club teams are not entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted, the world governing body has said on Wednesday.

"The Bureau [of the Fifa Council] took this decision as a result of the fact that the PFF offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator, which constitutes a violation of the PFF obligations to manage its affairs independently and without influence from any third parties in accordance with the FIFA Statutes," Fifa said in a statement.

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

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