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FIFA Puts Argentine FA Under Administration, Makes Dupiellet Interim President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 16

FIFA announced that it "has put the crisis-torn Argentine FA under the administration of a committee to put its house in order and prepare it for presidential elections," according to Luis Ampuero of REUTERS. The order included "suspending a proposed AFA election on June 30." The AFA, "r...

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