Zurich - World governing body FIFA has written to the Kuwait
Football Association giving a new warning over the "escalation" of a
power struggle between the government and the Gulf state's sports authorities,
a spokesperson said Friday.
FIFA added its voice to the International Olympic
Committee's protest over the government's seizure of the KFA and Kuwait Olympic
Committee offices in a letter sent this week, the spokesperson said.
Kuwait has been suspended by the IOC and FIFA since October
last year over laws which have increased government powers over Kuwait's sports
bodies. International sports bodies normally reject political interference.
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"In the letter, FIFA expresses its concern regarding
the recent escalation of events, which led to the 'dissolution' of the Kuwait
Olympic Committee and the KFA by government authorities," the spokesperson
The letter also protested over "the alleged seizure by
the police of their offices and property".
In "strongly condemning" the government action,
FIFA said that it would continue to recognise the ousted KFA president, Sheikh
Talal Fahad Al Sabah who was ousted by the government.For
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