Al Nasr player sus­pended over al­leged fake pass­port

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Al Nasr player San­tos Mon­teiro Ju­nior Wan­der­ley has been pro­vi­sion­ally sus­pended by the Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion (AFC) dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee for 60 days pend­ing a full in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his na­tion­al­ity sta­tus. The de­ci­sion is based on the an­nounce­ment by In­done­sian state au­thor­i­ties that the In­done­sian pass­port held by Wan­der­ley was a forged or fal­si­fied doc­u­ment. Wan­der­ley, cur­rently reg­is­tered to UAE club Al Nasr, is Brazil­ian born but reg­is­tered in the AFC Cham­pi­ons League 2016 (ACL) as an ‘Asian player’. Wan­der­ley rep­re­sented Al Nasr against Qatari club El Jaish in the Asian Cham­pi­ons League (ACL) on Au­gust 24. Ac­cord­ing to the reg­u­la­tions, any player par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ACL shall be deemed in­el­i­gi­ble if the AFC de­ter­mines that any doc­u­ment sub­mit­ted dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion is false. Fol­low­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the mat­ter will be pre­sented to the AFC Dis­ci­plinary Com­mit­tee for its de­ci­sion.

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