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Federation Internationale de Football Association ends Kuwait's suspension

07 Décembre 2017

A new sports law in Kuwait opens the door for Kuwaiti footballers to compete internationally once more.

The global football federation, FIFA, has lifted a two-year suspension against Kuwait's football association that has prevented the country from participating in worldwide tournaments.

Organisers of this month's Gulf Cup in Qatar look set to imminently announce whether the event can go ahead, with prospects given a huge boost by Federation Internationale de Football Association lifting its suspension of Kuwait after two years in the sporting wilderness.

Federation Internationale de Football Association announced on Wednesday it was lifting its suspension of Kuwait, after the Gulf state's parliament adopted a law meant to end government interference in the sport, AFP reports.

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The country was also banned from worldwide competitions by FIFA over alleged interference in the national football association.

The International Olympic Committee suspended Kuwait in October 2015 citing government interference in is national Olympic Committee.

Last month, Qatar's hosting of the tournament, important both from an organisational and public relations standpoint amid the ongoing narrative over the 2026 World Cup, was plunged into jeopardy when Saudi Arabia and two of its allies enforcing the political and trade blockade of the country were withdrawn from the eight-nation competition.

Federation Internationale de Football Association ends Kuwait's suspension