Monday, July 1, 2013

FIFA confirms Ethiopia lose 3 points - 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier

FIFA Ethiopia
FIFA confirms today July 1, 2013 that the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has been sanctioned for fielding an ineligible player in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Botswana and Ethiopia played on 8 June 2013.
The statement read: “The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of CHF 6,000 after the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF 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 Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (art. 17 par. 3 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code).”

Group A after FIFA decision:

Ethiopia - 10 pts
South Africa - 8

Botswana - 7
CAR - 3

Fixtures and Results:


12/06/2012: Ethiopia 2-0 Central African Republic(CAR)

06-10/09/13: South Africa v Botswana; CAR v Ethiopia  

Source: FIFA

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