Soccer-S.Africa thrown lifeline as Ethiopia docked three points (Reuters)

BERNE, July 1 (Reuters) – South Africa were thrown a World Cup qualifying lifeline on Monday after rivals Ethiopia were docked three points by FIFA for fielding an ineligible player in a match against Botswana. In a statement released by soccer’s global governing body, FIFA said that Minyahile Teshome Beyene should not have played in Ethiopia’s 2-1 win as he was suspended for accumulated yellow cards. …

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