On 9 July 2014, the FIFA Emergency Committee indefinitely suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). As such, the NFF is banned from taking part in "any regional, continental or international competitions". The verdict is due to a decision by a High Court of Nigeria preventing the NFF president, the NFF Executive Committee members, and the NFF Congress from handling affairs in Nigerian football until the court proceedings have finished. The suspension applies to the Nigeria women's national under-20 football team as well. FIFA indicated that "The suspension will be lifted once the court actions have been withdrawn". However, should the suspension still be in effect by 15 July 2014, the "Falconets" may not participate in the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.