FIFA bans AIFF: Centre seeks urgent hearing in AIFF case, SC to hear on August 17

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the matter before the top court, updating it about the new developments and asking to hear the issue tomorrow. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said it will hear the matter on Wednesday.

The decision of FIFA has stripped the nation of the right to have the Under-17 Women’s World Cup, booked for October. FIFA suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect citing “undue influence” from third parties.

“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has unanimously decided to suspend the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to undue influence from third parties, which constitutes a serious violation of the FIFA Statutes,” FIFA said in a statement.

Specialist General mentioning the matter told the bench that some development has occurred with regards to this issue related to AIFF pending before it and requested that the matter be heard tomorrow. “There is some development. The matter may not be deleted. FIFA has sent a letter, it`s in the public domain,” Mehta told the Supreme Court.

Justice Chandrachud said the AIFF matter is listed for hearing tomorrow and it won’t deleted. “It would not be deleted. Court master says it is the first item tomorrow,” the seat said. Mehta said he will present a letter from FIFA which is as of now in the public domain.