FIFA warns about sanctions against Bolivia for debts
Federative manager of the Bolivian Soccer Federation (FBF) Alberto Lozada said on Monday that the FBF could be expelled of all international competitions of the Federation International of Football Association (FIFA) if it does not pay its debts and surpass the technical failure, Xinhua reported.
Lozada confirmed to Xinhua that "FIFA told the FBF that if it loses its goods for a tax debt it will be suspended of all international competition till it surpasses the situation".
A measure like will affect the Bolivian soccer, by excluding it from competitions such as the Libertadores Cup, the South American Cup, and all those involving the Bolivian national soccer team.
However, Lozada said that the teams playing at the South American Cup, Universitario de Sucre and Oriente Petrole will be able to continue at the competition, but "from there to the future there would not be more participation" of soccer clubs or of the national team.
Lozada said he trusts in coming hours to meet with the government authorities to face solutions to this crisis.
The Bolivian National Taxes Service (SIN) demands the FBF a debt of 2.1 million U.S. dollars which the FBF had said cannot pay, and which ended with the seizure of its building to be auctioned.
The SIN offered the FBF to give an initial payment and cover the rest of the debt in three years, however the FBF said that it needs 10 years to pay it.
Meanwhile, the FBF president Carlos Chavez told the press that the FIFA will request Bolivian President Evo Morales to aid the FBF to solve this tax problem and avoid the sanctions.