FIFA-AFC team meeting with the CoA “went well”, the advisory committee formed by the CoA was dissolved | Soccer News



NEW DELHI: The first round of talks between the visiting FIFA-AFC team and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Trustees (CoA) which manages Indian football affairs have gone “well” and there is little likely that the global body will impose a ban on the country, according to well-placed sources.
However, nothing is official at this time and a final picture of what FIFA might do or recommend may only come after the second round of talks the visiting officials will have with CoA members on Thursday, before leave the country.
“It was a very good and constructive meeting. The meeting went very well. Both parties were satisfied with the outcome of today’s meeting,” a senior source told PTI on condition of anonymity. involved in the whole process.
“The feeling from today’s meeting was that FIFA and the CoA are on the same page on almost all issues. We can say that there is agreement on the fundamental issues. not FIFA impose a ban on India at this time.”
Meanwhile, the 12-member advisory board formed on Monday by the CoA and led by the contractor Ranjit Bajaj assist him in the management of the day-to-day affairs of the AIFF was disbanded after the FIFA-AFC team expressed dissatisfaction.
The source said that one of the main takeaways from Tuesday’s meeting was that the elections of the Indian Football Federation should take place before the end of September.
India will host the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in October. If the elections are held by the end of September, the newly elected will be able to take charge of the flagship tournament for the women’s age group.
It is learned that there are still 7-8 “points of disagreement” on which the two sides will have to meet again and sort them out after the visiting team meets with the state associations on Wednesday to hear their views as well.
It was also understood that the CoA can be flexible on these “points of disagreement” and the committee is ready to “work around them” to find an amicable solution for the benefit of all stakeholders, according to the source.
The visiting team, led by Asian Football Confederation general secretary of Windsor, met ousted AIFF leader Praful Patel, who is also a member of the powerful FIFA Council.
The visiting FIFA-AFC team is also expected to visit the Minister of Sports Anurag Thakur Wednesday.
The team will also meet with representatives of Indian Super League and I-League clubs, in addition to officials from ISL organizers FSDL on Thursday.


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