Oman board quits to try to avoid FIFA suspension
The board of Oman’s Football Association has quit in an effort
appease FIFA after being threatened with suspension from playing
2014 World Cup qualifiers for breaching rules on taking disputes to
The resignation Monday comes after three Oman clubs successfully
challenged last year’s board elections in court in June. FIFA
reminded OFA in July that it faces ”immediate and indefinite
suspension” if the court’s ruling award is upheld.
Rather than honor the court ruling, the board said in a
statement that new elections are now scheduled for Sept. 27.
The board says it hopes the new elections would ”end the
current crisis” and satisfy FIFA ahead of Oman’s next World Cup
qualifier against Jordan on Oct. 16.