The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Equatorial Guinean
Football Association for fielding an ineligible player in two matches
in the preliminary competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
A statement released on its website on Saturday said the match was
between Cape Verde Islands and Equatorial Guinea, played on June 8.
It, then, awarded a 3-0 victory to Cape Verde Islands.
FEGUIFUT was also fined 30,000 Swiss francs after the FIFA
Disciplinary Committee considered the association liable for the
breach of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and the 2014 FIFA World Cup
The statement said the FIFA Appeal Committee had also rejected the
appeal lodged by FEGUIFUT against the decision taken by the FIFA
Disciplinary Committee on May 7.
It upheld the decision to sanction the association for fielding the
same ineligible player during the team’s earlier qualifying match
against Cape Verde Islands on March 24.
The statement named the concerned player in both matches as Emilio Nsue López.
Cape Verde now has nine points, two points behind group B leaders
Tunisia, with the final match between the two sides in September
determining who would move into the next round of the qualifiers.
The other team in the group is Sierra Leone.