Suspension of the Chad football association lifted
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The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to lift the suspension that the FIFA Executive Committee imposed on the Chad football association (FTFA) on 28 March 2008 following government interference in the internal affairs of the FTFA and in Chad football (see http://en.fifa.com/aboutfifa/media).

The Emergency Committee noted with satisfaction that the Chad Sports Minister had issued a ministerial decree on 3 May 2008 annulling the previous ministerial decrees that had prompted FIFA's sanction.

As statutory order has been reinstated at the FTFA and the legitimate bodies reinstalled, the FIFA Emergency Committee decided to lift the suspension of the Chad football associations as of today, Wednesday, 7 May 2008.