Pakistan suspended from Federation Internationale de Football Association membership, can not play in worldwide competitions

Pakistan suspended from Federation Internationale de Football Association membership, can not play in worldwide competitions

Pakistan suspended from Federation Internationale de Football Association membership, can not play in worldwide competitions

Pakistan has been suspended from worldwide football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country's football federation (PFF).

Following the decision, Pakistani club teams are no longer entitled to take part in worldwide competitions, a ban which FIFA said will be lifted once the PFF's offices and access to the accounts are returned to federation.

The decision to suspend Pakistan's membership was taken by the bureau of the FIFA Council and was implemented immediately.

This comes as a big low for the Pakistan national football team and all its allies as they will now be disallowed from participating in all the worldwide events that will be organised by the global football governing body and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

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"The PFF representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in worldwide competitions until the suspension is lifted". The PFF representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in worldwide competitions until the suspension is lifted.

"FIFA had sent Pakistan a very clear message".

A high court-appointed body took over the control of PFF after an allegation of vote rigging were levelled against Faisal Saleh Hayat who was elected federation's president in 2015.

With PFF now suspended, FIFA's mandate to Faisal Saleh Hayyat expired and court-appointed administrator not being recognized, one wonders what the roadmap would be for PFF towards reinstatement and normalization.

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He said FIFA's laws are very clear and they do not allow for any undue third-party interference.

The Pakistan soccer federation's "offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator", FIFA said.

"They might be ranked 200 in the world, and mightn't have played a full worldwide for two-and-a-half years, but we all know how unsafe Pakistan can be at world events", Messi said.

The already sinking ship of Pakistani football seems far from being rescued. Faisal Saleh Hayat is reportedly going to appear in the Lahore High Court and request the court to reappoint him for the top post which can give Federation Internationale de Football Association a chance to rethink their decision.

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