Sudan's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Zambia has been overturned by FIFA's disciplinary committee and a 3-0 win awarded to the Zambians instead, soccer's governing body confirmed on Wednesday.
FIFA said in a statement that Sudan, also fined 6,000 Swiss francs ($6,384), had fielded an ineligible player in the match on June 2. Sudan have lodged an appeal.
The decision means that African champions Zambia, who have never qualified for the World Cup, went top of African Group D with six points from two games. Sudan, who had led the group, dropped from first to third with four points.