FIFA has temporarily lifted its ban on Iran so it can participate in the Asian Games.
“The ban has been provisionally lifted. The team can participate in the Asian Games,” FIFA president Sepp Blatter confirmed.
“We have agreed with Iran a route that needs to be respected. We have given them until December 5 to do so.
“In the meantime, together with the Asian Football Confederation, we have agreed to make sure they can participate in the Asian Games.
“If they fully agree to our roadmap to a normalisation of the situation, then we will lift the ban altogether.
“If the promises are not applied, then the ban will remain effective and it will affect the Asian Cup draw (on December 19).
FIFA suspended Iran last week due to government interference in the running of the game and non-adherence to their statutes.
In August, following the national team’s World Cup failure in Germany, the Iranian football federation’s elected president, Mohammed Dadkan, was sacked.
Iran football chief Dariush Mostafavi said they would now accede to Fifa’s demands.
“We have informed FIFA that we will adhere to all of their requests,” he was quoted as saying by Iranian national news agency ISNA.
“We plan to announce our commitment to FIFA and finalise the agreement to bring an end to the suspension of the national team.”