FIFA Orders Replay Of Senegal Vs. South Africa World Cup Qualifier
FIFA has ordered a replay of the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Senegal and South Africa after the match referee was found guilty of match-fixing.
In November 2016, referee Joseph Lamptey, a Ghanaian, awarded a penalty to South Africa for handball, but replays showed the ball clearly hit the knee of Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
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Bafana Bafana won the tie 2-1 but Senegal FA had since submitted a formal complaint to FIFA.
In March, FIFA took the decision to ban Lamptey for life for “unlawfully influencing match results”, and that move has been upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday.
The match will now be replayed in November.
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