FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country's national and club teams from competing in global competition with immediate effect.
The decision was taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council on Tuesday.
The ban cuts off funding from Zurich, and bars national and club teams and officials from worldwide games and meetings.
The Pakistan Football Federation was accused of vote-rigging when Faisal Saleh Hayat was appointed to lead the federation.
The Pakistan soccer federation's "offices and its accounts remain in control of a court-appointed administrator", FIFA said.Читайте также: Sergio Aguero returns to training just 11 days after vehicle crash
Despite its size and the world's sixth largest nation by population, Pakistan is ranked 200th of FIFA's 211 member nations and the men's national team has not played a full worldwide since a 0-0 draw with Yemen in a World Cup qualifier in March 2015.
Moreover, and in accordance with Article 16 Paragraph 3 of the FIFA Statutes, other member associations may not entertain sporting contact with the PFF during its suspension.
He said that consultation with footballers all over Pakistan is going on and the future programme of Pakistan football will be announced today (Thursday) in a press conference to be held in Islamabad at a local hotel at 2pm.
He said FIFA's laws are very clear and they do not allow for any undue third-party interference. The Pakistani football officials including referees would face the axe as they would no longer be able to take part in any of the FIFA or AFC events. "It [FIFA] had told us it would suspend us if the political interference did not end", Hayat told Geo News Pakistan. The matter has been in the courts in recent years and judges have appointed an administrator to temporarily oversee the federation, which has been dogged by incompetence allegations and claims of corruption. Due to his negligence and self-styled policies, Pakistan sports and athletes have been suffering a lot while football players will further suffer a lot due to this FIFA ban.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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