Myanmar disciplinary sanctions confirmed…

FIFA Media Release: The second leg match between Myanmar and Oman in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on 28 July 2011 was brought to a sudden halt by the referee in the 45+2 minute, after local supporters repeatedly hurled objects on to the field. The score at the time of interruption stood at 2-0 for Oman, who had also won the first leg 2-0. The Bureau of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup confirmed that the result standing at the time of the interruption of the match (2-0 for Oman) is final. Therefore, Oman qualified for the next round of Asia’s preliminary competition.

The matter was subsequently referred to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, and their decision is as follows:

1. The Myanmar Football Federation is regarded as having breached art. 65 b) and c) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code and being liable for the improper conduct of supporters in violation of art. 4 par. 5 lit a) and 6 par. 5 of the Regulations 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and art. 65 b) and c) as well as art. 67 par. 1 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

2. The Myanmar Football Federation is excluded from taking part in the matches of the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.

3. The Myanmar Football Federation is ordered to pay a fine of CHF 25,000.

4. The costs of these proceedings of CHF 2,000 are to be borne by the Myanmar Football Federation.

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