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FIFA suspends Kenya and Zimbabwe from football

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The Football Associations of Kenya and Zimbabwe have been suspended by FIFA due to government interference, the International Football Federation announced on Thursday.

“Without prejudice to investigations by national authorities or other judiciary bodies, the FIFA Council has decided to suspend the Kenya Football Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Federation with immediate effect for undue influence by a third party” , explains the instance in a press release.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino gave more details on the reasons for these suspensions, referring to a press conference of “governmental interference in the activities of the football federation”. “They know what needs to be done for the suspension to be lifted,” the leader said.
The FIFA Council met briefly by videoconference on Thursday, without taking any major action on the project to reform the international calendars, culminating in the World Cup every two years, an idea promoted by FIFA but criticized by a front of European and South American federations.
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