FIFA: Bolivia forfeits upheld on appeal

  •, Friday, February 3, 2017 8:30 PM
FIFA turned down the Bolivian soccer federation's appeal for two forfeits for playing Paraguay-born defender Nelson Cabrera, who was ineligible to represent Bolivia. The forfeits turned a 2-0 win over Peru and 0-0 tie with Chile into 3-0 losses. The two extra points are the difference for Chile between being in fourth place and sixth place -- the difference, if results hold, between going to the World Cup and being out.

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