FIFA has taken note of the situation which surrounded the elections of the new IFA board on 24 July 2010 with the holding of two General Assemblies in Erbil and in Baghdad.

Under these circumstances, the case was referred to the FIFA Emergency Committee which decided to extend the current mandate of the IFA Executive Committee for one year, meaning until 31 July 2011.

This deadline should allow both groups to settle their differences and to thus permit the election of a new board.