FIFA threatens Sudan with Suspension

July 23, 2010 (Geneva) — The Fédération Internationale de Football Association or International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has threatened to suspend Sudan from competition if it doesn’t lift the ban it has imposed on several candidates who are running in elections for the country’s football association executive committee.

It has been reported that Sudan’s sport commission has imposed excessive fee to be pay by candidates but FIFA said the fees are designed to prevent some candidates from running.

The world football governing body call the proposed fee “a prohibitive fee” and said it considers these decisions as “unacceptable”.

FIFA also said it will not recognize the results of the elections unless it is not conducted under such conditions, adding, it will respond with “suspension or expulsion” if Sudan doesn’t reverse its action.

FIFA is known for its tough anti-government interference law.

Sudan is expected to host the African Nations Championship in 2011.

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