The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Equatorial Guinea Football Association with expulsion from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ (in the event of their qualification) and a fine of CHF 100,000 for fielding ineligible players during the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 (art. 55 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, “FDC”) and for the use of forged and falsified documents by two of its players (art. 61 par. 4 of the FDC). 

The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee comes as the result of further investigations conducted after the initial sanctions imposed in April 2016 against Equatorial Guinea. In particular, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee considered that the following ten (10) players, who all participated in the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, were not eligible to play for the representative team of Equatorial Guinea:

1. Ana Lucia Nascimiento dos Santos
2. Mirian Silva da Paixao
3. Adriana Soares Parente
4. Dulcia Maria Davi
5. Bruna Amarante da Silva
6. Ana Cristina da Silva
7. Jumaria Barbosa de Santana
8. Vania Cristina Martins
9. Carolina Conceicao Martins Pereira
10. Adriana Aparecida Costa

In addition, the players Muriel Linda Mendoua Abessolo and Francisca Angue Ondo Asangono, who also took part in the preliminary competition of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 for Equatorial Guinea, were found to have violated art. 61 paras 1 and 2 of the FDC (Forgery and falsification) and each sanctioned with a ten-match suspension, to be served in the next matches of any representative team for which they may be eligible in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.

The decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee were duly notified today.