FIFA has taken note of the decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the case involving the Bolivian Football Association (FBF), who was sanctioned by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for fielding an ineligible player in the preliminary competition matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ played between Bolivia and Peru on 1 September 2016 and between Chile and Bolivia on 6 September 2016.

CAS has fully confirmed the decision rendered by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and confirmed by the FIFA Appeal Committee, which saw both matches declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Peru and 3-0 in favour of Chile, with the FBF also receiving two fines of CHF 6,000.

With this decision CAS has confirmed the FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s right to initiate disciplinary proceedings ex officio, in line with arts. 108 and 42 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and its regular practice