FIFA forfeits Kuwait’s matches against Laos and South Korea

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Zurich, April 7 (IANS) World football’s governing body FIFA’s disciplinary committee has announced that Kuwait has forfeited its matches against South Korea and Laos in the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The committee considered that Kuwait has breached articles 31 and 56 of FIFA’s disciplinary code, as well as violating article 6, paragraph 5 of the Regulations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Kuwait Football Association has been ordered to pay a fine of CHF 15,000 ($15,700) for each of the two matches on Wednesday, report Efe.

On March 14, FIFA decided to cancel the two matches in Group G of the Asian qualifiers due to an intervention by the Kuwaiti government into the country’s football governance.

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Kuwait was scheduled to play against Laos on March 24, and against South Korea on March 29.

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