FIFA suspends Pakistan over 'third-party interference'

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

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

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.