2014 World Cup qualifying news

Sudan stripped of win for ineligible player

March 4, 2013
By Associated Press
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Sudan has lost the top spot in its 2014 World Cup qualifying group after sport's highest court stripped a victory against Zambia for fielding an ineligible player.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association's appeal against a FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default.

CAS says Sudanese officials "couldn't not be aware of the fact that" Saif Ali was suspended and ineligible to face Zambia last June.
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