FIFA lifts suspension of All India Football Federation (AIFF)

India can host U17 Women’s World Cup in October as planned.


FIFA lifts the suspension on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and India can now continue to host the U17 Women’s World Cup in October.

“FIFA lifts suspension of AIFF, confirms India’s right to host Women’s U-17 World Cup in October,” read a tweet by Press Trust of India (PTI). 

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) was suspended on August 16 due to ‘third party’ interference, according to FIFA. Despite the unrest inside the Indian Football Organization (AIFF), there was hope that the International Football Federation (FIFA) would soon withdraw the ban on India, paving the way for the country to host the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, which is set to begin on October 11.