FIFA takes away Sri Lanka’s right to vote

Today, at the 73rd FIFA Congress, members voted in favor of suspending Sri Lanka’s voting rights at FIFA elections. There were 197 members who voted in favor of the suspension. This is a continuation of the suspension that was imposed on the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) earlier this year (on January 21) by the Bureau of the FIFA Council for third-party meddling with the elections for the FFSL Executive Committee.

On Thursday, the 73rd Congress of FIFA, the world governing organization for football, was held in Kigali, Rwanda. This event was attended by close to 2,000 delegates, many of whom were top executives in the football industry from all over the world (March 16).

The FIFA Congress is the highest legislative body of FIFA, and it brings together top executives from FIFA, confederations, and delegates from 211 member associations, in addition to other football stakeholders. In the meantime, 199 members of the Council voted in favor of suspending Zimbabwe’s voting privileges.

At the Congress, Gianni Infantino was elected to serve a second term as the President of FIFA to oversee the governing body of global football for another four years. Infantino won the election without any opposition.

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