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FIFA penalizes Albania, awards Luxembourg a win on the table

FIFA penalizes Albania, awards Luxembourg a win on the table
Tirana, 26 August 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) Disciplinary Committee has decided to penalize Albania for a procedure mistake.

The decision awards Luxembourg a 3-0 win on the table.

The match in question is the 29 March 2016 match between Albania and Luxembourg, which was won by Albania 2-0.

Playing in this match was also Ergys Kace. Earlier, in a friendly match against Austria, he had received a red card.

For this, Albania has been penalized today and issued a fine of 6 thousand euros. Albanian Football Association says that this had occurred due to carelessness or lack of knowledge of the regulation.

The Disciplinary Committee has considered the fact a player who was given a red card in a previous game, although a friendly one, a violation of FIFA’s article 55. /balkaneu.com/

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