19 days to the FIFA world cup in Qatar , one of the Africa representative Tunisia participation continues to hang on the balance for an alleged interference of the country’s football federation.
FIFA has given the Tunisia government until Friday this week to respond to the allegations of interference or face a suspension that will mean Tunisia will be locked out of the tournament.
The warning comes after repeated comments from Tunisia’s Youth and Sports Minister, Kamel Deguiche, about the possibility of “dissolving federal bureaux”.
Fifa considers his statement an attempt to meddle in the running of the country’s football federation (FTF), and has asked the latter for clarification about attempts to interfere in its internal affairs and threats to dissolve its office.
“Any failure to comply with these obligations may result in the imposition of penalties under the Fifa laws, including suspension of the relevant association,” said a letter from Kenny Jean-Marie, Fifa’s director of member associations.
Tunisia have been pooled in group D together with Australia , France and Denmark.
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