Peru Kicked out of Qualifying.
Saturday, 2nd January 2010 at 05:09am
South American nation Peru has been suspended from playing international football due to a dispute between the Peruvian Football Association, the FPF, and the Peruvian government. The suspension takes immediate effect and includes qualifying matches for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
FIFA have long made clear that there should be no interference by a country's government into the running of its football association and football's governing body have threatened an even harsher sentence should the dispute not be solved. FIFA have given the two factions one month to resolve their differences or Peru may be kicked out of FIFA entirely.
The situation has risen as a result of the Peruvian Government's refusal to acknowledge the position of Manuel Burga as FA President following the recent election. FIFA plan to discuss the issue at a committee hearing in December. Peru currently sit bottom of the South American qualifying region.