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FIFA suspends Pakistan over 'third-party interference'

Zurich-based FIFA cited "undue third-party interference" as the reason for its decision. Photograph: (Reuters)

Reuters Z?rich, Switzerland Oct 11, 2017, 08.51 AM (IST)

FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country's national and club teams from competing in international competition with immediate effect.

Zurich-based FIFA cited "undue third-party interference" as the reason for its decision.

Soccer's global governing body said the PFF offices and its accounts remained in control of a court-appointed administrator, violating FIFA's rules on independence.

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