Fifa has lifted a threat to suspend Switzerland from world football after the national association disciplined FC Sion in a dispute over ineligible players.This content was published on January 6, 2012 - 10:34
World football’s Zurich-based governing body said on Friday its emergency committee had decided that the Swiss Football Association had fulfilled a demand to deal with Sion by a January 13 deadline.
The Swiss Football Association deducted 36 league points from Sion for fielding six players this season in breach of a transfer embargo. The club is appealing against the sanction.
Swiss club Basel is thus cleared to play Bayern Munich in the Champions League round-of-16 next month and the national team will host Argentina in a friendly on February 29.
Fifa has asked Swiss officials to keep the governing body “informed on any future developments”.
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