Oct 24, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9032823
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AFC says players, ineligible fielding of FIFA by cleared Bahrain world the by cleared been have Bahrain -- IRNA 24, Oct Lumpur, Kuala in players ineligible fielding of allegations of FIFA, body, governing Iranian National the by made tournament qualifying Cup World Asia's on said (AFC) Confederation Football Asian the Federation, Football .Wednesday with games several playing of accused been had side Bahrain's the but matches previous in cards yellow two up picked had who players AFC Tuesday, on FIFA by released statement a in quashed were claims .Website its in said Husain Mohamed of eligibility the on centered had allegations The and Iraq against matches Bahrain's in Doseri Al Khaled and Mohamed, not should both claiming Iranians the with respectively, Arabia Saudi first the in bookings up picking after play to available been have .Iranians the by cited also were instances Other .games of round their" because eligible were players the stated FIFA However, matches qualifying Round First Asian the from cards yellow previous player the because or round second the to over carried been not had .suspension his served had place second into forced being after claim the made Iranians The lost they when tournament qualifying Cup World Asia's of A Group in to Arabia Saudi allowed that result a Sunday, on Bahrainis the to 3-1 .Thailand of thrashing 4-1 their to thanks spot top take on Emirates Arab United the face will Iran mean results Those face will who decide to play-offs the in Wednesday next and Thursday for qualify who decide will that games the in Ireland of Republic the .2002 Korea/Japan the led earlier having A Group in place third in up ended Bahrain ended Iraq and Arabia Saudi against defeats consecutive before table .concluded AFC hopes, qualification their BN/AR End