FIFA strips Sudan of win

FIFA has stripped Sudan of its 2-0 win against Zambia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier because one of its scorers was ineligible to play.

FIFA says its disciplinary committee ruled that Saif Ali shouldn't have played in the 2 June match in Khartoum and is therefore 'lost by forfeit by Sudan', awarding Zambia a 3-0 victory.

FIFA also fined the Sudan football association 6,000 Swiss francs ($6,275).

Zambia now leads Group D with six points from two matches, and Sudan falls to third place with one point. Ghana has three points and last-place Lesotho has one.

Zambia protested that Ali played despite receiving yellow cards in previous competitive matches, including when Zambia beat Sudan in an African Cup of Nations quarter-final in February.

African qualifying matches resume in March.

Source AP