FIFA rules in favour of St. Vincent

Georgetown (Guyana), Aug 2 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification game.

The GFF had requested FIFA to investigate and rule on the status of the player James Gavin of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the status and outcome of the game played in the preliminary competition for the 2018 World Cup on June 14 between both teams at the Guyana National Stadium, reported CMC.

The GFF was questioning the eligibility of Gavin and whether he was in possession of a St. Vincent and the Grenadines passport during the qualification games.

However, in a letter to the GFF, FIFA Disciplinary Committee ruled that “after careful examination of all the requested information and documentation, it was considered that no further intervention was necessary in such context”.

The GFF said it was currently seeking legal advice on whether to appeal the ruling to the FIFA Appeals Committee.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines advanced on away goals after a 2-2 draw in Arnos Vale followed by a 4-4 tie here.

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