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FIFA punishes five clubs, and Laos, over player deals

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Lausanne (AFP) – Lisbon clubs Benfica and Sporting, Spanish teams Celta Vigo and Rayo Vallecano, Al Arabi of Qatar and the Lao Football Federation were on Thursday punished by FIFA over player deals.

Football’s world ruling body FIFA ruled the four Iberian clubs broke the rules on third-party ownership (TPO) of players, which is banned.

FIFA fined Benfica 150,000 Swiss francs (125,000 euros) and Sporting 110,000 Swiss francs for using TPO (third-party ownership). Both clubs, FIFA said, entered into “two contracts which enabled a third party to influence the club’s independence.”

Benfica were cleared over a deal with Celta Vigo, but the Spanish first division club were fined 65,000 Swiss francs, “for entering into a contract that enabled Benfica to influence the club’s independence” and for misusing FIFA’s International Transfer Matching System (ITMS), which keeps track of player sales.

Second-division Rayo Vallecano were fined 55,000 Swiss francs for TPO deals and abusing ITMS.

Al Arabi of Qatar were fined 187,500 Swiss francs for a series of TPO deals, “for a breach of confidentiality,” and seven offences related to ITMS.

The Lao federation were hit with the heaviest fine, 690,000 Swiss francs, for offences that included breaking the rules on international transfers and on the “first registration of minor players.”

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Danny Jordaan: South Africa will support Morocco’s 2026 World Cup bid

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South African Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan has promised that South Africa will give its unwavering support to help Morocco secure the 2026 Fifa World Cup.

Morocco is vying against Canada, Mexico and the USA to become only the second African side to stage the world’s biggest football competition after South Africa in 2010.

Jordaan, in the presence of the Moroccan delegation which comprised of ex-Senegal and Liverpool attacker, El Hadji Diouf and former Cameroon goalkeeper, Joseph-Antoine Bell, said it would be great for Africa to have a second bite at the World Cup cherry, adding that Morocco’s bid was Africa’s bid.

“It is an old myth that Africa doesn’t have the capacity and naysayers should stop using the political argument. Africa hosted the best Fifa World Cup ever and with good support, Morocco can emulate South Africa,” said the Safa president.

Jordaan assured Morocco that he will personally lobby for Cosafa and the rest of the continent to rally behind the North African country’s bid.

Former Indomitable Lions international Antoine Bell also said in his remarks that Morocco had all the ingredients necessary for hosting the World Cup, adding that by giving Morocco its support South Africa’s voice would make all the difference on the continent.

“South Africa showed the way and I am confident Morocco will follow suit. The country has international standards; from the stadiums to top infrastructure. Morocco can compete with the best in the world,” he said.

“When South Africa talks on the continent, the rest of the continent listens hence it is vital for South Africa to support Morocco. South Africa has the experience and Morocco will use this experience to win the 2026 bid,” added Bell.

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