Equatorial Guinea

FIFA Disciplinary Committee expel Equatorial Guinea from FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has announced today it has sanctioned the Equatorial Guinea Football Association with expulsion from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.

The sanction will come into place should Equatorial Guinea earn qualification for the World Cup hosted by France in 2019.

Equatorial Guinea Football Association also received a fine of CHF 100,000 for fielding ineligible players during the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and for the use of forged and falsified documents by two of its players.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee considered that the following ten (10) players, who all participated in the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, were not eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea:

1. Ana Lucia Nascimiento dos Santos
2. Mirian Silva da Paixao
3. Adriana Soares Parente
4. Dulcia Maria Davi
5. Bruna Amarante da Silva
6. Ana Cristina da Silva
7. Jumaria Barbosa de Santana
8. Vania Cristina Martins
9. Carolina Conceicao Martins Pereira
10. Adriana Aparecida Costa

In addition to this, the players Muriel Linda Mendoua Abessolo and Francisca Angue Ondo Asangono, who also took part in the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 for Equatorial Guinea, were found to have violated art. 61 paras 1 and 2 of the FDC (Forgery and falsification) and each sanctioned with a ten-match suspension.

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