FIFA's Hammer Lands On Sudan
FIFA has suspended the Sudan Football Association (SFA) from world football.
The East African country is emmeshed in a chaotic battle for footballing power which FIFA had given them previous warning to sort or get ready for the consequences
In April, FIFA suspended the elections of the SFA for six months following fears of political interference.
According to Xinhua, a letter from FIFA stated that a decision was taken following correspondence with the SFA and the emergence of a video which allegedly showed a candidate admitting intentions to run for Government office, something FIFA does not allow.
In a statement Friday, FIFA said: "The suspension will be lifted only once the decree of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice of June 2, 2017 is declared null and void and the Board of Directors of the SFA with its President, Mutasim Gaafar, is reinstated."
Following its suspension, the SFA loses all its membership rights as defined in article 13 of the FIFA Statutes.
The country's national team or club sides are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted.