Soccer-Cape Verde fairytale turns into World Cup nightmare (Reuters)

* Cape Verde lose World Cup playoff spot Sept 12 (Reuters) – The fairytale progress of tiny Cape Verde Islands to the last round of African World Cup qualifiers turned into a nightmare on Thursday when FIFA found them guilty of fielding an ineligible player and turfed them out of the competition. Their place in the final round playoffs will be taken by Tunisia, who the Cape Verdians had sensationally eliminated at the weekend to win their group with a shock 2-0 win in Tunis. Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quit in the wake of the embarrassing setback. …

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