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Chile mager declines to comment on Bolivia-FIFA controversy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Santiago, Nov 3: Chilean football mager Juan Antonio Pizzi has declined to comment on the FIFA ruling that gave Chile three points in a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia after the latter was pelised for fielding an illegal player.

In two separate World Cup qualifiers, against Peru on September 2 and Chile on September 7, Bolivia played defender Nelson Cabrera, who had previously played for Paraguay, reports Xinhua.

While Cabrera holds a Bolivian tiolity, he previously played one intertiol match for Paraguay in 2007.

Although Bolivia beat Peru 2-0 and drew with Chile 0-0, FIFA came down harshly on the team, reversing the two results and recording them as 3-0 defeats.

This saw Chile pick up three important points to jump above Argenti and Paraguay in the South American rankings.

“I do not feel involved with this topic. We need to focus ... on the next matches against Colombia and Uruguay,” said Pizzi in a press conference on Wednesday.

“Logically, my situation does not change just by having two extra points as my job is to prepare for the two games drawing near,” he added. IANS

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