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South Africa face ranking loss over Spain substitution blunder

Goal - South Africa are set to lose the Fifa world ranking points accrued in beating Spain on Tuesday because of an illegal substitution during the sides' friendly fixture in Johannesburg.

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redknight801006d ago

Hey alright, punish the 61st rank team for something the 1st ranked team did and the FIFA referee allowed...ah what perfect logic! I truly hope they don't lose the ranking points because SA totally deserves this win. Fine or punish the referee, don't take away the hard earned ranking points from a struggling African nation.

KingPin1006d ago

LOL this is the thought among all South African football fans. theres a thought, when losing, just make illegal substitutions thus nullifying any points earned by the winning team.

Computersaysno1005d ago (Edited 1005d ago )

Do you think Spain would do it with that specific intention? Really?

Spain, the World and European champions, worried about South Africa scoring some ranking points off them in a meaningless friendly?

Okaaaayyyyyyyyyy

KingPin1005d ago

@Computersaysno

no, i never said spain is worried about south africa. where did i say that? lol

what i meant is that if any big team risks losing points against another big team they can just pull this nonsense and save themselves.

GrizzliS19871005d ago

they will keep their points.

Spiewie 997d ago

They have to keep their points.