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FIFA ousts Barbados from World Cup qualifying for ineligible player

ZURICH -- FIFA says Barbados has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament for fielding an ineligible player, and Aruba will advance instead.

Barbados must forfeit a 1-0 win against Aruba in a the second leg of its CONCACAF second-round match on June 14. Barbados won the first leg 2-0.

FIFA awarded Aruba a 3-0 second-leg victory by default. Aruba now advances 3-2 on aggregate.

FIFA says Barbados fielded Hadan Holligan who should have served a one-match ban on June 14 for receiving yellow cards in two previous games.

FIFA says the sanction has "immediate effect and as a consequence Aruba will now qualify for the next round."


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