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Working with FIFA to lift AIFF suspension: Center to SC

New Delhi: The center on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it is in consultation with FIFA officials and an icebreaker will soon come as the government is making every effort to lift the suspension imposed by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). said it could be done. FIFA.

Attorney General Tushar Mehta, representing the Center, presented in front of a bench headed by Judge DY Chandrachud that the government is taking up the issue of FIFA’s suspension of the AIFF, and two meetings with FIFA officials have been held. Done.

“We have reached a certain stage and the ice is breaking. The debate is ongoing and everyone is on board…some way has been found (the government is making every effort).” Senior advocate Rahul Mehra submitted in front of the bench that former AIFF president Praful Patel should not be allowed to communicate with FIFA officials.

Mehta assured the Supreme Court that only government officials and authorized persons are trying to talk to FIFA officials and find ways to resolve the crisis.

Judge Chandrachud said, “The country should host a tournament…a great tournament for under-17s…”, adding that the bench should focus on resolving the issue (FIFA’s suspension of the AIFF).

The Supreme Court central government It should play an active role in resolving the issue of hosting the Games and appropriately facilitate the lifting of the AIFF suspension.

Football’s pinnacle, FIFA, has put the U-17 Women’s World Cup in October in jeopardy by suspending the AIFF for “immediate consequences of undue influence from a third party.” AIFF cannot play international matches until the ban is lifted.

“The FIFA Council Secretariat has unanimously decided to immediately suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious breach of the FIFA Statute.” FIFA The suspension will be lifted once the order to set up a management committee to take over the powers of the AIFF executive committee has been rescinded and AIFF administrators regain full control of the AIFF’s day-to-day operations, it said.

On August 3, the Supreme Court passed a directive to hold elections for the AIFF Executive Committee ahead of India’s hosting of the U-17 Women’s World Cup. After this order, the Commission of Administrators (CoA) launched a contempt lawsuit against former AIFF president Praful Patel and representatives of his seven state associations for indirectly obstructing the AIFF’s court-ordered elections. filed an insult petition seeking

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