Friday, 24 November 2017

FIFA To Kick Peru Out Of 2018 World Cup

Peru's spot at the FIFA World Cup is in danger following reports the Peruvian government plans to take control of its football association.
The South American country won their spot at the FIFA World Cup finals last week, when they beat the All Whites 2-0 across two legs to qualify for the first time since 1982.

According to Peruvian newspaper Libero, Congresswoman, Paloma Noceda, President of the Commission for Instruction, Youth and Sport, has put forward a motion to have the federation included in the Peruvian Institute for Sport - something FIFA has a very strong stance on.

FIFA takes a notoriously uncompromising stance on government involvement in football, banning Kenya from international play in 2006 after its government dissolved the Kenya Football Federation - with FIFA presidential delegate Jerome Champagne calling it a violation of FIFA statutes on "the independence of the election and appointment of national football governing bodies."

If the Peruvian government completes the takeover, FIFA could take the extreme approach of excluding Peru from the World Cup in Russia.

FIFA would then be able to choose a replacement.

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