• Home
  • Topics
  • Why FIFA Banned The All India Football Federation & What It Means

Why FIFA Banned The All India Football Federation & What It Means

Indian Football
Friday, 24 February 2023 By Aravind Viswanath

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) found itself at the center of a storm in 2022 when FIFA imposed a ban on it due to instances of third-party interference in its day-to-day operations. The ban was a major blow to Indian football as India was due to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup later in the year and the ban would mean that the tournament would have to be shifted to a different host nation. However, the ban was eventually lifted after changes were made to the administrative hierarchy of the AIFF.

This article takes a look at the situation that led to the ban, its impact, and the future prospects for the AIFF and Indian football.

A list of dates and events has been included at the end of the article for easy reference of the timeline of events that occurred in this saga.

Table of Contents

To continue reading or watching login or register here

Already a member? Sign in

Get access to all of the expert analysis and commentary at LawInSport including articles, webinars, conference videos and podcast transcripts.  Find out more here.

Related Articles

Written by

Aravind Viswanath

Aravind Viswanath

Aravind is a qualified lawyer with a Master’s degree in International Sports Law from ISDE Law & Business School, Madrid, Spain and a Bachelors degree from National Law University, Jodhpur, India.

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.


Legal Advisors

Copyright © LawInSport Limited 2010 - 2022. These pages contain general information only. Nothing in these pages constitutes legal advice. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter. The information provided here was accurate as of the day it was posted; however, the law may have changed since that date. This information is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for taking legal advice in any specific situation. LawInSport is not responsible for any actions taken or not taken on the basis of this information. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.