FIFA Ratify Suspension Of Iraqi Football Association

The suspension of the Iraqi Football Association has been ratified...
The FIFA Executive Committee has decided to ratify the suspension imposed on the Iraqi Football Association by the FIFA Emergency Committee on 20 November 2009 due to governmental interference.

The FIFA Emergency Committee had previously decided to suspend the IFA until the decision of the Iraqi Olympic Committee to disband the IFA was revoked and the IFA retook possession of its offices.

In accordance with FIFA Statutes, the clubs and representative teams of Iraq are no longer permitted to take part in international matches, whether friendly or competitive.

Furthermore, the IFA has been deprived of its right to vote at any congresses held by international bodies and is no longer entitled to receive financial assistance.

Stefan Coerts,