Iraq forfeits Olympic football qualifier vs. UAE
FIFA has ruled that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in an
Olympic football qualifying win last November, and awarded a 3-0
victory to United Arab Emirates.
Iraq won the Nov. 27 match 2-0 but was found guilty of fielding
defender Jasim Faisal, who should have been suspended for that game
after receiving two yellow cards in two previous matches.
This was the second time this month a team from the region was
forced to forfeit a qualifier for fielding an ineligible player.
Oman was awarded a win over Qatar after the teams initially played
to a draw.
The UAE is tied with Uzbekistan at the top of Group B with two
matches to go.