December 12, 2017 – FIFA Fines Nigeria For Using Suspended Player Shehu Abdullahi For 2018 World Cup Qualifier
The governing body of World football, FIFA today fined Nigeria a whooping 6000 Swiss Francs for using a player served with automatic one-match suspension in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria.
FIFA Disciplinary committee in a statement released today said Super Eagles player Shehu Abdullahi failed to serve his automatic one-match suspension before playing for the 10 November 2017 qualifier against Algeria.
Here is a statement FIFA released on this sanction:
The sanction deducted 3 points from Nigeria in the group stage while Algeria gets 5 additional points.