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FIFA suspends Benin from football



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World football governing body, FIFA, has suspended Benin from world football with immediate effect following a court decision that blocked the holding of election by the country’s football association.

The decision was taken in Mexico City at the inaugural meeting of the FIFA Council, the supervisory and strategic body that sets the vision for FIFA and global football, according to a statement posted on FIFA official website.

The statement said: “In accordance with art. 38 of the FIFA Statutes, the Benin Football Association is suspended with immediate effect due to a recent injunction by a local judicial court which impeded the holding of the due election.

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“The FIFA Congress will vote on the confirmation of the suspensions on the Football Association of Indonesia, the Football Association of Kuwait , and the Benin Football Association.’’

With the suspension, Benin will miss the Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers.

The Council also ratified the decision of the bureau of the Council to appoint a “normalisation committee’’ to run the daily affairs of the Guinea Football Federation.

The FIFA statement said Uruguay was appointed as the host country for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018 (November 20 to 13).

The Council also agreed to bring forward the event’s dates for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 by a day to now take place between December 6 and 16.




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