The Sports Ministry on Friday wrote to world football’s biggest body FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation, asking them to allow Indian football clubs to play despite the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) ban.
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The Sports Ministry on Friday wrote a letter to world football’s biggest body FIFA (FIFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to allow Indian football clubs to continue playing despite the ban on the All India Football Federation (AIFF). Mr. Gokulam gave permission to Kerala. Kolkata’s AFC and ATK Mohun Bagan will participate in the tournament as per the schedule. FIFA on Monday banned the All India Football Federation, saying it was controlled by a third party. After which the host of the Under-17 Women’s World Cup (Under-17 Women’s World Cup) also lost to India.
FIFA has said that the Under-17 Women’s World Cup cannot be held in India as per the pre-determined plan. Simultaneously, Gokulam Kerala FC and ATK Mohun Bagan also had to bow out of the AFC tournament. Now the Sports Ministry has taken action in this matter.
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Before the AIFF was banned by FIFA, Gokulam did not reach Uzbekistan for the Kerala AFC tournament. The team had a match against Iran on 23 August. This was followed by a match against Southern Uzbekistan on 26 August. The Sports Ministry has sent an email to FIFA and the AFC saying that the team from Gokulam had not reached Uzbekistan before the AIFF was banned by FIFA, ‘therefore appeals to FIFA and the AFC to participate in the team in the AFC Women’s Championship. me to play.’
“We are in touch with the Indian Embassy in Uzbekistan to extend all possible help to the team,” the ministry said. The ministry is also in constant touch with the management of the Gokulam team.
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First published: August 19, 2022, 07:24:41 pm
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