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Vanuatu And Fiji To Contest Olympic Final

The Oceania Football Confederation Disciplinary Committee has upheld a protest lodged by the Vanuatu Football Federation against New Zealand Football following the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Semi-Final on Friday
12 Jul 2015 13:08
Vanuatu And Fiji To Contest Olympic Final

The Oceania Football Confederation Disciplinary Committee has upheld a protest lodged by the Vanuatu Football Federation against New Zealand Football following the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament Semi-Final on Friday 10 July.

In accordance with Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes, a member of the New Zealand U-23 squad has been deemed ineligible to represent New Zealand.

In accordance with Article 13 of the FIFA Regulations for the Olympic Football Tournaments, the Committee has found that New Zealand fielded an ineligible player in the match against Vanuatu held on 10 July 2015.

Therefore, in accordance with Article 73, paragraph 1 of the OFC Disciplinary Code, the Committee has declared that New Zealand has forfeited the match against Vanuatu with a 0-3 result, and therefore Vanuatu proceed to the final match of the OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament against Fiji.

The match will be held at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea as scheduled, with kick-off between Fiji and Vanuatu at 6pm.

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