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FIFA issued a letter on Wednesday in which it pronounces on the situation that soccer in El Salvador is going through.

According to the highest governing body of international soccer, the decision of the Court of Discipline, Ethics and Sports Appeals to order the INDES Steering Committee to establish a Standardizing Committee “constitutes undue (government) interference with the statutes of the federation and therefore violates the obligations imposed on FESFUT in articles 14, paragraph 1, subparagraph (i) and article 19 of the FIFA Statutes.”

For this reason, FIFA dictates that if this Standardizing Committee is not withdrawn at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, July 25, “the matter will be immediately submitted to the Bureau of the FIFA Council to make a decision that could include, among others, the suspension of FESFUT on the basis of article 16, paragraph 1, of the FIFA Statutes.

If FESFUT is suspended, El Salvador and its clubs will not be able to participate in international competitions, as well as the loss of FESFUT and its members of the right to benefit from FIFA’s financial development programs.

Note: This comes at a time when Nayib Bukele’s brother, Yamil Bukele, has created his own soccer league. Allegedly, the brothers are using their positions in government to own a monopoly on Salvadorian soccer.


FIFA amenaza con suspender el fútbol salvadoreño por injerencia en la FESFUT. Da un ultimátum 

La FIFA emitió este miércoles una carta en la que se pronuncia sobre la situación que atraviesa el fútbol de El Salvador. 

Según el máximo ente rector del fútbol internacional, la decisión del Tribunal de Disciplina, Ética y Apelaciones del Deporte de ordenar al Comité Directivo del INDES de establecer un Comité Normalizador “constituye una injerencia indebida en los estatutos de la federación e infringen, por lo tanto, las obligaciones impuestas a la FESFUT en los artículos 14, apartado 1, literal i) y el artículo 19 de los Estatutos de la FIFA”.

De ser suspendida la FESFUT, El Salvador y sus clubes no podrán participar en competiciones internacionales, así como la pérdida de la FESFUT y sus miembros del derecho de beneficiarse de los programas financieros de desarrollo de la FIFA.