West Asia

FIFA lifts two-year suspension on Kuwait

FIFA has lifted its suspension of Kuwait after the country adopted a law to end government interference in football on Wednesday.

On the official website, FIFA wrote: “This decision has been taken following official confirmation to FIFA that the Kuwait Parliament has adopted a new Sports Law of Kuwait, which replaces all the previous ones and has been amended in order to be fully compliant with the FIFA Statutes and requirements.”

The suspensions had been imposed by world sports bodies led by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee in October 2015 for the second time since 2010.

The suspensions meant the Gulf-state missed out on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Asian Cup.