Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 12 December 2019

Wanderley gets 10-match ban from UAE FA for registering under false Indonesian passport

Al Nasr had earlier been fined US$50,000 and given suspended one-year ban from competing in Asian Champions League by AFC, writes Amith Passela.
Wanderley got into trouble at Al Nasr. Courtesy Aletihad
Wanderley got into trouble at Al Nasr. Courtesy Aletihad

The UAE Football Association has suspended Al Nasr’s Wanderley for 10 matches after he was found guilty of registering as an Asian player under a false Indonesian passport.

Brazilian forward Wanderley was re-instated by Nasr during the mid-season transfer window featured in their last two Arabian Gulf League games during the 2-2 draw against Al Dhafra and the 2-1 defeat to Al Ahli last week.

Nasr had earlier been fined US$50,000 (Dh183,600) and given a suspended one-year ban from competing in the Asian Champions League after an investigation by the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) Disciplinary Committee.

Wanderley scored twice for them in the 3-0 win over El Jaish of Qatar in August but that game was forfeited after the AFC found the Brazilian was playing under a false passport.

El Jaish went on to win the tie 4-0 on aggregate before being knocked out by Al Ain in the semi-finals.

Nasr were also ordered to return all the prize money from their run to the last eight this season, which amounted to $340,000.

Wanderley was given a $10,000 fine and a three-month suspension, which was backdated to begin on September 2.

apassela@thenational.ae

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Updated: January 23, 2017 04:00 AM

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