|Platini (Santa Clara / Portugal)|
Cape Verde vs South Africa (0-0), AFCON 2013 in South Africa
The team even qualified for the 2014 World Cup playoffs before their last match (a 2:0 win over Tunisia) was awarded 3:0 for Tunisia. This was due to the fact that the Cape Verde team did field the player "Varela", who was suspended for a previous match against Equatorial Guinea. As this match against Equatorial Guinea was awarded 3:0 for Cape Verde (for fielding a suspended player by Equatorial Guinea) the ban could not be done in this suspended match and was therefor still active against Tunisia.
Are you confused ? Well, probably Cape Verde was also confused and thus made this stupid mistake. Too bad that the CAF does not warn the teams or gives them a list of suspended players for each team. This way about 8 matches of the last World Cup campaign where awarded to someone for this reason, which makes the whole Qualifiers a pure joke.