2019 FIFA WWC: Equatorial Guinea expelled from 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - The FIFA Disciplinary Committee (FDC) has expelled Equatorial Guinea from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 in the event of their qualification and fined of 100,000 Swiss francs 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.

A FIFA statement on its website on Thursday said the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee comes as the result of further investigations conducted after the initial sanctions imposed in April 2016 against Equatorial Guinea.

In particular, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considered that 10 players, who all participated in the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, were not eligible to play for the representative team of Equatorial Guinea:

They are:
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

FIFA said in addition, 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 been involved forgery and falsification and each sanctioned with a 10-match suspension, to be served in the next matches of any representative team for which they may be eligible in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.
-0- PANA MA/AR 5Oct2017

05 Outubro 2017 16:33:57




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