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FIFA's intervention into Australian FA delayed until August

FIFA's intervention into Australian FA delayed until August
From ESPN - July 17, 2017

FIFA's planned intervention into the governance of Australian football has been delayed, leaving little time for FFA to sort out its affairs before the Nov. 30 deadline.

A joint delegation of FIFA and Asian Football Confederation representatives was set to arrive in Australia in late July to mend the rift between bitterly divided stakeholders and end their impasse on a new, more democratic congress demanded by FIFA.

However, that date has been pushed back due to the unavailability of some stakeholder representatives, including a few member federations.

"We are still looking to finalise the date but it's likely to be in early August," FFA chief executive David Gallop told AAP on Monday.

Even if the delegation arrives by then, it leaves little more than three months before FIFA's deadline of Nov. 30, at which point it will follow through on its threat to implement a normalisation committee to temporarily take over FFA's affairs.

"We are working to get a resolution that means we do not get to that stage," Gallop said. "We support FIFA coming and hearing the views of the various stakeholders first hand.

"We have seen some changes in the FIFA administration and the people managing the issue in recent times, so it will be good for the people who are actually dealing with the matter to come to Australia and hear the debate."

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