Tuesday, July 16, 2024

FIFA threatens banning Poland from World Cup matches

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 1 Oct 2008

96 Views

World football's governing body FIFA has issued Poland an October 6 deadline to reinstate the country's scandal-mired football federation (PZPN), the Polish PAP news agency reported on Wednesday.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter was reported to have given the ultimatum, threatening banning Poland from World Cup qualifiers, in a letter addressed to dismissed PZPN head Michal Listkiewicz.

Poland risks walkover losses in an October 11 match with the Czech Republic and an October 15 match with Slovakia should the deadline not be met.

Earlier this week, an arbitration court linked to the Polish Olympic Committee dismissed PZPN officials and in their place named an administrator, Robert Zawlocki, “because of numerous violations of the law.”

European football's governing body UEFA then said they and FIFA recognised neither the court's decision nor the administrator's appointment.

FIFA, following joint discussions with UEFA, added they would be officially dealing with the matter at the next FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich on October 23-24.

The country are joint hosts with Ukraine for the next European football championships in 2012.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This field is required *

Join the conversation!

or Register

Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top