The Nigerian government has provided FIFA with information relating to president Goodluck Jonathan's announcement that the country's football team will be banned from competing, and world football's governing body is reviewing the situation before taking further action.
FIFA are investigating the Nigerian president's announcement that he has banned the national side from competition for two years as punishment for their poor World Cup campaign.
President Jonathan's decree includes the Nigerian Football Federation being dissolved and an interim board appointed.
Sepp Blatter has already warned France's government against meddling in the French federation's affairs, and a worst case scenario for Nigeria could be expulsion from FIFA - which has strict rules prohibiting government interference in football matters - though such an extreme sanction is unlikely in this instance.
FIFA communications director Nicolas Maingot said: "The worst sanction available is that a national association can be expelled but this is not related to either of the two cases.
"In terms of Nigeria we have received official information from their government. We are looking at both cases. FIFA has a very clear position on political interference but it is premature to speak further about either case.''
Special presidential adviser Ima Niboro said: "President Goodluck Jonathan has directed that Nigeria withdraws from international competition for two years to enable the country to put its house in order.
"This directive became necessary following Nigeria's poor performance in the ongoing World Cup.''