2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

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2014 FIFA World Cup™

Myanmar appeal partially upheld

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The FIFA Appeal Committee on 4 November 2011, under the Chairmanship of Mr Francisco Acosta (Ecuador) met at the Home of FIFA to discuss, among others, the case of the Myanmar Football Federation. 

The FIFA Appeal Committee decided that the appeal lodged by the Myanmar Football Federation be partially upheld. 

The exclusion of the Myanmar Football Federation from taking part in the matches of the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ was annulled, and the Myanmar Football Federation will therefore be reintegrated into the preliminary competition. 

The Myanmar Football Federation will now be required to play all their home matches in the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ on neutral ground in another country. 

The fine of CHF 25,000 ordered by The FIFA Disciplinary Committee to be paid by the Myanmar Football Federation was upheld. 

The Myanmar Football Federation were also informed that should they be liable for further breaches of Article 65 and 67 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, the case will be referred to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for consideration, decision, and possible further sanctions (e.g. Article 28 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code).

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