Kuwait City: The head of the Kuwait Football Federation has warned it may have to suspend the national team due to a lack of funds if it doesn't get a cash infusion from the government.
Sheik Talal al-Fahad plans to appeal to emir Sheik Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah for the additional funds, according to the Kuwait Times. The emir provided 2 million dinars (€5.5 million, $7.2 million) seven months ago but that is nearly spent, and the proposed federation budget is tied up in Parliament over a dispute related to the legality of the federation board.
The fiscal woes follow a difficult period for football in the Gulf nation. It failed last month to advance in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup and failed to qualify for the London Olympics.