Al Nasr, Wanderley Fined, Banned For Fake Passport

Al Nasr, Wanderley fined, banned for fake passport

KUALA LUMPUR, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) - UAE club Al Nasr and their Brazilian-born striker Wanderley were hit with fines and bans on Friday for organising a fake Indonesian passport to flout quota rules. The Dubai-based team were fined $50,000, ordered to pay back $340,000 in prize money from this year's AFC Champions League and barred from the Asian competition until 2019. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) also gave Wanderley a three-month suspension and $10,000 fine, after deciding most of the fault lay with the club.

The AFC's disciplinary committee found that Al Nasr had organised the false passport for Wanderley, 28, to get round the body's "three-plus-one" rule under which clubs can have up to four foreign players, one of whom must be Asian. Al Nasr have not qualified for next year's AFC Champions League but they are now barred from the 2018 competition, meaning their earliest return will be 2019. "Al Nasr bore the majority of the fault for the violation, having deliberately obtained an Indonesian passport for the purpose of circumventing the '3+1' rule, and.

.. its employees were not truthful in their collaboration with the AFC," a statement said. "Wanderley was at fault for agreeing to be registered as Indonesian but not being an Indonesian national," it added. Wanderley's suspension is backdated and commences from the date of his provisional suspension at the start of September. Al Nasr's indiscretion came to light after their 3-0 win over El Jaish in the Champions League quarter-finals, in which Wanderley, who joined the club in July, scored the opening goal. The match was later forfeited and Wanderley was provisionally suspended.