FIFA has slapped North Korea with a forfeit

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has slapped North Korea with a forfeit and a fine of about 15 million won ($15 million) for effectively boycotting a home match in Pyongyang.

FIFA announced on Wednesday that it has imposed a 10,000 Swiss francs (about $15 million) fine on the North Korean Football Association for refusing to play a home match against Japan in the fourth Group B match of the 2026 North American Football Confederation’s second Asian qualifying tournament.

North Korea was scheduled to host Japan in Pyongyang on June 26 for the fourth match of the World Cup Asia 2018 second qualifying round. The third leg was played five days earlier in Tokyo, Japan. Japan won 1-0.

However, 토토사이트 North Korea unilaterally notified the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that it would not be able to organize the fourth match.

There was talk of finding a third venue to host the match, but it never materialized.

FIFA imposed a forfeit on North Korea for canceling the match and confirmed Japan’s 3-0 victory. It also imposed sanctions.

Japan picked up three more points without traveling to Pyongyang, and with four points (12), 파워볼실시간 they are assured of qualifying for the World Cup regardless of the outcome of their remaining two matches.

In the North and Central American World Cup, the top two finishers in each group qualify. North Korea, which suffered a forfeit, remains in third place with one win and three losses (3 points).

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