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Ethiopia facing FIFA investigation

FIFA have opened an investigation against the Ethiopian Football Association for allegedly fielding an ineligible player.

A 2-1 success over South Africa on Sunday meant Ethiopia secured top of their FIFA World Cup Qualifying CAF section group, snatching a place in the final round of the qualifiers, but that spot is now under threat as they could be docked points if found guilty.
The alleged offence occurred during a 2-1 preliminary World Cup qualifying victory over Botswana on June 8.
The Togolese Football Federation are also investigation for allegedly fielding an ineligible player, with the offence reported to have occurred during their 2-0 win over Cameroon on June 9.
Meanwhile Equatorial Guinea were found guilty of the same offence during their 4-3 win over the Cape Verde Islands on March 24.
They have since launched an appeal to the FIFA Appeal Committee.
A statement on FIFA’s website read: “The disciplinary proceedings against the three associations relate to article 55 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the Regulations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.”
Sun 16 June, 2013
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