Impact of FIFA ban: No U-17 women's World Cup, isolation of national teams
However, FIFA has kept the door open of a quick end of suspension and still host the tournament in India
From a ban on hosting international matches to competing in them as well as signing foreign players for club competitions, Indian football stares at an uncertain future after FIFA, late on Monday, suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) for 'undue influence' from third parties.
If the tournament is staged elsewhere, it would put doubts over India's participation since the country was a part of it on the virtue of being the host and not by merit.
However, FIFA has kept the door open of a quick end of suspension and still host the tournament in India.
The ban will also have an impact on almost all aspects of football. The senior national team, too, could be barred from playing international matches and the fate of two friendlies next month, against Singapore and Vietnam, now is uncertain.
Chief coach Igor Stimac had scheduled these matches to kick-start the team's build-up for next year's Asian Cup.