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A red card at last

It is an opportunity to get the Indian football administration cleaned up


Suhit K Sen
While Indians were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the nation’s independence, a nasty shock was in the works for football enthusiasts in particular. The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) guillotined a consultative process that had gone on far too long and suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with retrospective effect, from August 14.

The AIFF, however, got the letter in the early hours of August 16. Indians were aghast and many were incensed at what was perceived as an arbitrary and authoritarian action. Perhaps some would say it partook of an entrenched Eurocentric and imperialistic attitude as well. Certainly,
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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 10:55 PM IST

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