The PFF office was attacked on March 27 this year and people inside held hostage by its former president, Syed Ashfaq Hussain Shah, and his group. FIFA said its order would only be revoked if full control of the PFF is given back to Haroon Malik. FIFA also banned the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) due to government interference.
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has slammed FIFA and UEFA for making a packed football calendar, causing injuries to players. Koeman's outburst came after Barcelona's two first team players, Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto both got injured in their recent game against Atletico Madrid. To prevent further injuries, Koeman decided to rest Messi for their Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev.