Cape Verde sanctioned; Tunisia through to final FIFA World Cup qualifying round

By means of a telephone conference, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee

has today taken a decision to sanction the Cape Verdean Football

Association (FCF) for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary

competition match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ between Tunisia

and the Cape Verde Islands on 7 September 2013. The match has been

declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Tunisia, meaning

that the Cape Verde Islands will not progress to round three of the

FIFA World Cup™ African zone qualifiers having dropped to second place

in Group B with nine points while Tunisia finish first with 14 points

and will now advance. The FCF has also received a fine of CHF 6,000

after the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considered the FCF liable for

having breached art. 55 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and art.

8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Regulations. The sanction relates

to the Cape Verde player Fernando Varela failing to serve the full

four-match suspension imposed on him after receiving a red card for

unsporting conduct towards a match official during a FIFA World Cup™

qualifier on 24 March 2013. The draw for round three of the FIFA World

Cup qualifiers in the African zone will be conducted next Monday, 16

September. The five best- placed sides in the FIFA/Coca- Cola World

Ranking, which will be released today following the outcome of this

disciplinary case, will be seeded in the draw.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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