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FIFA punishes Bolivia for fielding ineligible player against Peru and Chile

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World football governing body, FIFA, has sanctioned the Bolivian Football Association (FBF) for fielding an ineligible player in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers between Bolivia and Peru on September 1 and between Chile and Bolivia on September 6, 2016.

According to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, both matches are to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Peru and 3-0 in favour of Chile, with the FBF also receiving a total fine of CHF 12,000.

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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee deemed the FBF liable for having breached art. 55 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC) and art. 8 of the Regulations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Upon delivering its decision, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee referred to the wording of art. 55 of the FDC, which sets a clear sanction for any breach of eligibility rules.

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The sanction relates to the player Nelson Cabrera who was fielded by Bolivia in breach of the rules on eligibility to play for representative teams set out in the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.

Meanwhile, the sanction will have immediate effect.

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