Soccer’s governing physique FIFA has suspended Sri Lanka’s nationwide federation, it stated Sunday, a month after issuing it with a “pink discover” over governance points.
That warning got here after the Ministry of Sports activities launched a raft of rules that reportedly compromised the autonomy and independence of nationwide sports activities our bodies, together with the Soccer Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL).
This month the FFSL held an election, which reportedly fell wanting requirements agreed upon with FIFA and the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC), during which an ally of the sports activities minister turned chair.
In a letter Sunday, FIFA stated the FFSL was suspended “till additional discover”.
The suspension prevents Sri Lanka — which is within the midst of a serious financial disaster, blamed partly on corruption — from participating in worldwide competitions.
Sri Lanka’s males’s crew are ranked 207th on the planet, and the ladies’s a hundred and fifty fifth.