World Football’s governing body FIFA lifted its suspension on the All India Football Federation enabling India to remain the hosts for the U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 to be held in October. On August 15, FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation on charges of undue third-party influence, putting a huge question mark over the hosting of the U-17 Women’s World Cup.
“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to lift the suspension that was imposed on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) due to undue third-party influence,” FIFA wrote in its official release.
The decision to revoke the suspension came after FIFA received confirmation that the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee had been terminated and that the AIFF administration had regained full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs.
FIFA said in it’s communique that “FIFA and the AFC will continue to monitor the situation and will support the AIFF in organising its elections in a timely manner” adding that ” ” The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 scheduled to take place on 11-30 October 2022 will be held in India as planned”
FIFA responded to the AIFF’s request to lift the ban imposed after the Indian Supreme Court’s decision to terminate the mandate of the Committee of Administrators.