There is a five-day gap between whether Salvadoran teams can continue to compete at the international level, whether El Salvador has an official national championship, and whether football players, coaches and other professionals making a living from federated football can play. Will happen. Federal Competitions.
This is the term used by the International Federation of Associated Football (IAF).fifa) has approved the officials and the Secretary General of the Salvadoran Football Federation, to reverse the decisions made last week to the National Institute of Sports.
In a letter sent to the Secretary General of FIFA FESFUTLuis Pérez, Court of Discipline, Ethics and Appeals of Sports, an institution established by the common law of sport and affiliated with INDES, which has criticized the Executive Committee of FESFUT for not complying with several provisions. has suspended, among them, its legal status in the institution and the adoption of its operational statutes for certain government guidelines.
In the same act, the Court of Sports Discipline, Ethics and Appeal ordered INDES to convene a Normalization Commission to take over the functions of the Approved Executive Committee and to regulate the legal status of FESFUT.
FIFA has informed INDES through the Secretary-General of FESFUT that if it does not dissolve the normalizer at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, 25 July in El Salvador (afternoon at the Governing Body’s Headquarters Zurich), it will decide which Till then the suspension of FESFUT may extend.
The governing body of world football argued that for this, the only body recognized as a football authority in El Salvador is the Executive Committee of the FESFUT.
And FIFA concludes by recalling that the suspension means “losing all rights as a member of FIFA … with immediate effect and until further notice, including, among others, the termination of the various FESFUT teams or any of its clubs.” includes the right to participate in any international competition…”
Moments before the letter was socialized in the FESFUT network, the president of INDES, Yamil Bukele, held a press conference, announcing that last night he would make the normalizer he was appointed by the court. At the end of this edition, this information had not yet been confirmed by the Institute, but it emerged that there would be at least two foreigners.
,The commission will have to be present at the facilities tomorrow (today) FESFUT, I hope that tomorrow the employees of the Federation will be at works”, the official said, and also added that the federal building remained closed from Monday to Wednesday at the request of the Attorney General of the Republic at the request of the court so that FESFUT could resume operations only under the command of the Normalization Commission.
During the conference, Bukele insisted that the game did not interfere with the court’s decision. “The court is not from INDES. It is independent and autonomous. The court may sanction me as the chairman of INDES if they consider them. There has been no interference from the government as the one who represents the government in sports matters is INDES”, he explained.
As per Article 105 of the General Sports Act enacted in November 2019, this court is systematically attached to the INDES, but it has the autonomy to issue resolutions.
INDES legal manager Roberto Calderón, who accompanied Bukele during the conference, explained that “the court is composed of three people: one proposed by the INDES Steering Committee and the rest by the Assembly of Federations”, a congress in which FESFUT is the only national sports federation. who had not properly intervened because of his reluctance to enroll in the Registry of the Institute.
Currently, its president is José Mauricio Ramírez López, who serves on the National Registry Council; Its alternate president is Luis Fernando Castro Morales, who served in the San Salvador Mayor’s Office during the 2015–2018 period; Its first acting substitute member is Roberto Antonio Méndez Zelaya, a candidate for mayor of San Salvador 2021; and its other acting alternate member is José Salvador Martín Diaz, trial attorney.
Bukele acknowledged during the conference that a suspension by FIFA is possible and mentioned that in that case, the government would defend its position until the last date as they do not believe interference has occurred. “If there is a sanction by FIFA, which I do not believe, El Salvador will defend its position until the last time,” he insisted.
While the conference was in question stage, Bukele paused for a moment to read the letter sent by FIFA, which in its final paragraph ordered FESFUT to share the letter with INDES officials. “I’m going to read this, and if there are more questions I’ll answer them, but it’s clear I’m representing my country,” was his first response.
He finally said he would give his position on the letter after a meeting with FIFA’s board of directors.
This unprecedented administrative and legal crisis for FESFUT comes as the Attorney General’s Office is investigating the Federation’s Executive Committee for alleged offenses of fraudulent administration and money laundering, for which it has already conducted several raids.