Al Nasr for­feit ACL vic­tory

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The Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion has ruled that UAE side Al Nasr have for­feited the first leg of their Asian Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter­fi­nal against El Jaish of Qatar due to field­ing an in­el­i­gi­ble player. The AFC ruled that Brazil­ian-born and In­done­sian-na­tion­alised for­ward Wan­der­ley was in­el­i­gi­ble as his In­done­sian pass­port was a forgery. “The Asian Foot­ball Con­fed­er­a­tion dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee has or­dered the AFC Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter­fi­nal first-leg match El Jaish vs Al Nasr... for­feited,” said an AFC state­ment. “The com­mit­tee held, on the ba­sis of in­for­ma­tion re­ceived from var­i­ous state author­i­ties, that the In­done­sian pass­port sub­mit­ted to reg­is­ter Wan­der­ley was false.” Wan­der­ley had scored two goals in Al-Nasr’s 3-0 vic­tory, but the for­feit means that re­sult has been an­nulled and El Jaish have been awarded a 3-0 win; the stan­dard re­sult in the case of a for­feit. The sec­ond leg takes place to­mor­row in Dubai.

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