October 19, 2018

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FIFA suspends Benin Republic from global football

FIFA suspends Benin Republic from global football

FIFA has suspended the Benin Football Federation (FBF) from global football after a court ruling in the country blocked upcoming elections.

A statement from football’s world governing body said: “The Benin Football Association (FBF) was suspended with immediate effect due to a recent injunction by a local judicial court which impeded the holding of the due election.”

It means Benin are set to miss June’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.

The decision was made at the inaugural meeting of the Fifa Council, which has replaced the Executive Committee, meeting, which is being held in Mexico. A court ruling in Benin on 4 May prevented the FBF from holding presidential elections and the suspension will be lifted only once a new Executive Committee has been installed. Read more

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