A hearing was held in the Supreme Court today regarding the suspension of the All India Football Federation by FIFA with immediate effect. During the hearing in the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta presented the side of the Central Government. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta says that discussions are on and the Supreme Court is requested to hear the matter on Monday, 22 August.
While hearing the matter, the Supreme Court said that our emphasis is that the Under-17 Women’s World Cup should be organized in the country and it is perfect for the Under-17 athletes. The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the central government to take proactive steps with FIFA to ensure that India can host the U-17 Women’s World Cup and lift the All India Football Federation (AIFF) suspension.
The Solicitor General of India told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the central government has taken up the issue of suspension of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with FIFA. SG Tushar Mehta further informed that the Committee of Administrators has also played a constructive role in discussions with FIFA officials. The Solicitor General requested the Supreme Court to adjourn the hearing till the following Monday. At the same time, the Supreme Court will hear the matter on August 22.
FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation with immediate effect. FIFA has suspended the Football Federation of India citing the undue influence of third parties. FIFA has taken this step only due to the intervention of the Supreme Court in the Football Federation. The suspension of AIFF has also had an impact on the Women’s Under-17 World Cup to be held in India. The Under-17 Women’s World Cup was to be held in India from October 11 to 30.