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.
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the IFA until the decision of the Iraqi Olympic Committee to disband the IFA was revoked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.
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, Goal.com