Soccer-New Zealand probed over ineligible player in qualifier (Reuters)

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BERNE, June 21 – New Zealand are being investigated for allegedly fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier, although they will still have won the Oceania group whatever the outcome, FIFA said on Friday. Soccer’s world governing body said it had opened proceedings against New Zealand in connection with 2-0 win away to the Solomon Islands on March 26. “New Zealand have been invited to provide their position to FIFA, together with any documentary evidence it might deem appropriate,” said FIFA in a statement, without naming the player involved. …

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