U17 Women’s World Cup Faces Set-back As FIFA Ban Host Country


The 2022 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by India has faced another set-back as the hosting country has been banned by FIFA.

The Bureau of the FIFA Council unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes.

The suspension will be lifted once an order to set up a committee of administrators to assume the powers of the AIFF Executive Committee has been repealed and the AIFF administration regains full control of the AIFF’s daily affairs.

The suspension means that the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022, scheduled to take place in India on 11-30 October 2022, cannot currently be held in India as planned. FIFA is assessing the next steps with regard to the tournament and will refer the matter to the Bureau of the Council if and when necessary.

FIFA is in constant constructive contact with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India and is hopeful that a positive outcome to the case may still be achieved.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is suspended by FIFA due to third-party interference. FIFA has also stripped India of it’s hosting the U-17 Women’s World Cup and suspended Indian Football with immediate effect. It means Indian National Football Team will not be able to play any international games until the ban is removed. Follow FIFA Bans Indian Football news and live updates on
Indian National Teams cannot play any junior or senior international games across the two genders during the ban while Indian clubs cannot participate in AFC Women Club Championship, AFC Cup and AFC Champions League competitions