Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cape Verde have been disqualified from the 2014 WCQ

Cape Verde have been disqualified from the 2014 WCQ

Cape Verde have been disqualified from the African play-offs for the 2014 World Cup for fielding an ineligible player in Saturday's Group qualifier against Tunisia

"The match has been declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favor of Tunisia, meaning that the Cape Verde Islands will not progress to round three of the FIFA World Cup African zone qualifiers," read a FIFA statement released this Thursday.

Defender Fernando Varela, who plays his club football in Romania for Steaua Bucharest, had Initially been handed a four-match ban for unsporting conduct during a March 24 qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.

Ironically, Cape Verde were awarded a 3-0 decision after it was found Equatorial Guinea had fielded an ineligible player in Malabo, where they had won 4-3.

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