25 Oct 2008

Samoa and Kuwait axed from FIFA

1:45 pm on 25 October 2008

The national football associations of Samoa and Kuwait have been suspended by the world governing body, FIFA.

FIFA says it's confirmed a decision by the Oceanian football confederation to suspend the Samoan FA over financial irregularities.

As a result Samoa has lost its FIFA membership rights and won't be able to take part in any FIFA competitions, nor participate in FIFA's assistance and development programmes.

FIFA also suspended Kuwait's national football association following a long-standing dispute over the running of the association.