Wednesday, May 12, 2010

El Salvador suspended from world football competition

Football (soccer) is the favorite sport in El Salvador. This week comes word that Fifa, the governing body of word football has suspended El Salvador from internaitonal competition, as reported in this BBC story:

Fifa accused the Salvadoran government of interfering in the game by refusing to recognize local football officials [Fifa] had appointed....

Last year Fifa assigned a special commission to reform the finances of El Salvador's football federation, Fesfut, after the resignation of its head, Rodrigo Calvo.

But the new left-wing government of President Mauricio Funes has refused to recognise the commission.
Fifa says it considers this to be political interference in the game.