FIFA and UEFA do not 'recognise' the administrator appointed by the Polish government to run the country's FA. Poland now risks losing the right to co-host Euro 2012. The governing bodies will meet in late October to decide of the sanction.
"FIFA and UEFA will immediately start joint consultation to decide the measures to be taken regarding the PZPN (FA) and the future of Polish football, and to be proposed to the forthcoming meeting of the FIFA executive committee in Zurich on (Oct.) 23-24," FIFA and UEFA said in a joint statement.
A FIFA spokesman confirmed that under FIFA rules one of the range of measures available to the world governing body is suspension from all levels of the game. If suspended,
"We cannot speculate on what might or might not happen. We must wait and see what happens at the meeting next month," a UEFA spokesman said.
"But this is the most serious situation that can happen and, of course, we are very concerned about the situation since
The management board of the Polish FA was suspended on Monday by the country's arbitration tribunal at the request of
"FIFA and UEFA continue to recognise the current leadership of the PZPN chaired by Michal Listkiewicz as the only legitimate authority to run football in
"As a consequence, any letter, correspondence and/or communication...that is signed under the authority of Mr Robert Zawlocki, will be ignored and considered irrelevant."
FIFA rules do not allow government interference in the running of its associations.
Date created : 2008-09-30