UAE official complaint to "FIFA" may oust Qatar from the Asian Cup final
The United Arab Emirates Football Association has filed a complaint against the participation of Qatari players in the 2019 Asian Cup, following the 4-0 loss to Qatar in the semi-finals of the tournament.
According to the UAE newspaper “Al Ittihad”, the UAE has prepared a file proving Qatar’s fraud in terms of nationality documents for at least two players, Bassam Al-Rawi (of Iraqi origin) and al-Ma’az Ali (of Sudanese origin), in violation of Article “7” of the International Football Association (FIFA).
The newspaper said that the International Football Association will open an investigation, and if the UAE claims are true, Qatar will be excluded from the final, with the UAE participating instead.
— الاتحاد الرياضي (@alittihadSport) January 31, 2019