Pak­istan out

Waikato Times - - Sport -

Pak­istan have been sus­pended from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball be­cause of what world gov­ern­ing body Fifa de­scribes as un­due third-party in­ter­fer­ence in the coun­try’s foot­ball fed­er­a­tion (PFF). Fifa said in a state­ment yes­ter­day that the sus­pen­sion would pre­vent Pak­istani teams, in­clud­ing the national side, play­ing in in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion and the PFF from ben­e­fit­ing from Fifa devel­op­ment and train­ing pro­grammes. ‘‘The PFF of­fices and its ac­counts re­main in con­trol of a cour­tap­pointed ad­min­is­tra­tor, which con­sti­tutes a vi­o­la­tion of the PFF obli­ga­tions to man­age its af­fairs in­de­pen­dently,’’ Fifa said. ‘‘The sus­pen­sion will be lifted once the PFF of­fices and ac­cess to the PFF ac­counts are re­turned to the PFF.’’

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