Islamabad, October 12: The Federation Internationale de Football Association has banned Pakistan from international football following a third-party interference in the country's football federation. This means Pakistani teams, including the national side, cannot take part in any international competitions.
Following its suspension, the PFF has lost all its membership rights as defined in art. 13 of the FIFA Statutes. The PFF's national and affiliated club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted.
This also means that neither the PFF nor any of its members or officials may benefit from any development programmes, courses or training from FIFA or the Asian Football Confederation.
Moreover, and in accordance with art. 16 par. 3 of the FIFA Statutes, other member associations may not entertain sporting contact with the PFF during its suspension. The suspension will be lifted once the PFF offices and access to the PFF accounts are returned to the PFF.