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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Soccer-Syria disqualified from 2014 World Cup!

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Reuters, LONDON / Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:19am EDT.

Aug 19 (Reuters) - Syria have been disqualified from the 2014 World Cup after fielding an ineligible player in qualifiers, FIFA said on Friday.
World soccer's governing body said in a statement that Tajikistan would be reinstated into the competition in Syria's place.
"The Syrian team is disqualified from the competition, losing their second round knockout phase by forfeit," FIFA said in a statement. (Writing bySonia Oxley, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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