FIFA to quiz ref, players over 10-0 World Cup win
Thursday, March 8, 2012
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA will interview the match referee and players during a probe of Bahrain's "unusual" 10-0 win over Indonesia in a World Cup qualifier.
FIFA says it is "proceeding with this investigation as a priority" from security division offices in Jordan and Malaysia.
FIFA investigators will be "interviewing some team players and coaching staff, the referees and other match officers."
Lebanese referee Andre El Haddad sent off Indonesia's goalkeeper in the second minute and awarded Bahrain four penalties.
FIFA says it is studying betting activity on the Feb. 29 match in Manama.
The win raised suspicion because Bahrain trailed Qatar by three points and nine goals in group standings. Qatar drew 2-2 in Iran to advance to a draw conducted Friday.