SAN SALVADOR ( Associated Press) — FIFA on Wednesday threatened to suspend Salvador football because of “unfair interference” by El Salvador’s state National Institute of Sports (INDES), which, through a Disciplinary and Ethics Court, called for the Executive Committee temporarily suspended his duties. Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT).
FIFA states that INDES, after implementing precautionary measures, appointed and established a Normalization Committee at FESFUT, outside of any statutory and regulatory framework applicable to FESFUT, temporarily removing the highest officials of Salvadoran football from their functions. suspended.
The Ethics and Appeals Court of INDES reported over the weekend that members of the federation’s current executive committee as well as the secretary general have been removed from their positions. It also decided to set up a Normalization Commission to standardize the statutes required by the Common Sports Law approved by Congress in November 2019.
INDES is chaired by Yamil Bukele, brother of El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele.
Decree and execute a provisional precautionary measure consisting of the temporary termination of his functions as members of the Executive Committee of the Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT) for M/s. Hugo Attilio Carrillo Castillo in his capacity as President and other members of the Executive Committee”, in accordance with the resolution.
INDES intervened when a general congress was to be held in which representatives of all professional teams and departmental football associations were going to elect the federation’s new executive committee, which would operate between August 2022 and July 2026.
The president of INDES also warned of possible crimes by the president of FESFUT, and the attorney general’s office raided the FESFUT premises on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged fraudulent administration and money laundering.
According to Salvadoran officials, the federation’s leaders have reportedly misbehaved during their administration.
In a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Federation, Luis Pérez, FIFA and CONCACAF reminded the intervening entities and bodies that the Federation’s Executive Committee, “is the only executive body democratically elected by the FESFUT Congress, under FIFA statute.” according.
Warns that if the normalization committee implemented by INDES is not withdrawn before Monday, July 25, 2022, the matter will be immediately submitted to the FIFA Council Bureau for a decision, including, among others, the suspension of FESFUT may involve. ,
The suspension would mean for FESFUT the loss of all its rights as members of FIFA, as defined in Article 13 of the Statute of the Supreme Authority in World Football, with immediate effect and until further notice.
If El Salvador is suspended, the various national teams, or any of their clubs, lose the right to participate in international competitions, as well as the right of FESFUT and its members to benefit from FIFA’s financial development programs. gives.