FIFA might lift the ban on the All India Football Federation (AIFF) after the Indian Government applied Supreme Court stating acceptance of key points of FIFA. These demands include terminating the tenure of the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) and not permitting individual members in the electoral college.

A hearing on this application will start today in court. In the last hearing on 17th August 2022, the Government committed to finding a solution as early as possible. It has been emphasized in the application to host the women’s Under-17 World Cup, scheduled this October, and this ban should be lifted as soon as possible. The government has suggested having 23 members Executive Committee of the AIFF including six eminent players.

The government stated in the application”…this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to … direct that day-to-day management of AIFF shall be looked after by the AIFF administration led by the acting Secretary General to the exclusion of the earlier elected body and the CoA will have no role in the administration of AIFF from 22.08.2022.”. … to require the CoA to submit the final draft constitution to this Hon’ble Court by the end of 23.08.2022, and that the mandate of the COA be declared to be over in full from 23.08.2022.”


In the application FIFA’s condition for an independent electoral committee has also been accepted. This committee will be elected by the AIFF general assembly. FIFA had earlier told to have these elections before 28th August 2022. In the current set-up, there are 36 eminent players in the electoral college. The government is now planning to eliminate those members from the electoral college, which will incorporate only state associations.

Bhaichung Bhutia and six others have applied for the president’s post. Although, the officer rejected two applications after the proposer and seconder confirmed that they have filed any nomination. Even, Bhutia will not be eligible for this post if the court approves this government application.

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