Fifa has confirmed Benin’s protest over the Democratic Republic of Congo’s further substitution in Sunday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying encounter.
The West African nation went to the world soccer governing physique to precise their grievance after the Leopards’ violated a rule concerning the variety of occasions to make substitutions in the course of the sport in Kinshasa.
DR Congo who received the match 2-0 with targets from Dieumerci Mbokani and Ben Malango, made 4 substitutions on 4 events however the Fifa legislation for worldwide video games stipulated that groups could make as much as 5 modifications solely in three home windows in a sport.Editors’ Picks
After changing Samuel Moutoussamy, Yannick Bolasie and Mbokani within the 63rd, 77th and 84th minutes respectively, coach Hector Cuper launched Joel Kayamba for Malango on the stroke of full-time.
On Wednesday, Fifa disclosed that they are going to undergo the match experiences earlier than taking additional steps on the grievance.
“Fifa has obtained a grievance from the Benin FA in relation to this matter and can assessment it,” Fifa stated in a press release, by way of BBC Sport Africa.
“As per commonplace process, Fifa first must analyse the related match experiences earlier than commenting. Please perceive we can’t remark additional at this stage.”
The victory sealed DR Congo’s progress to the play-off spherical as they received Group J with 11 factors from six video games, some extent above Benin who wanted only a draw within the sport.
Benin’s Sports activities Minister Oswald Homeky maintained that the Squirrels are proper with their protest and so they await Fifa’s conclusion.
“It’s an enchantment concerning the plain violation of the legal guidelines of the sport by the DRC,” Homeky advised BBC Sport Africa.
“The quantity and moments of substitute of gamers throughout a match is well-known. The foundations of the sport are clear on that matter, and so now we have a case right here.
“The Benin Soccer Federation have requested Fifa to attract the conclusions and take the related measures of this apparent violation of the principles.”
Benin aren’t the one African nation to method Fifa over the end result of their closing group qualifying match for Qatar 2022.
They’re joined by South Africa who’re displeased by the penalty awarded towards them, which led to Ghana’s solely objective of their 1-0 loss.