Gergetown (Guyana), Aug 26 (IANS) Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has rejected an appeal by the Guyana Football Association (GFF) after its Disciplinary Committee turned down a protest that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification match in June.
FIFA has cited its decision on technical and procedural grounds for denying the appeal from GFF who was unhappy with the initial ruling that no further action would be taken against the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF), reports CMC.
FIFA has also reiterated that Guyana was not “a party to the relevant proceedings before the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and would therefore not be eligible to appeal”.
The GFF is questioning the eligibility of British born Gavin James and whether he was in possession of a St Vincent and the Grenadines passport during the qualification games.
St Vincent and the Grenadines advanced on away goals after a 2-2 draw in Arnos Vale followed by a 4-4 tie in Georgetown.