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Belenenses docked six points in Portugal

Published: Wednesday 30 April 2008, 13.01CET
CF Os Belenenses have dropped from fifth to eighth in the Liga after an appeal against a six-point deduction was rejected by the Portuguese Football Federation.

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Published: Wednesday 30 April 2008, 13.01CET

Belenenses docked six points in Portugal

CF Os Belenenses have dropped from fifth to eighth in the Liga after an appeal against a six-point deduction was rejected by the Portuguese Football Federation.
CF Os Belenenses have dropped from fifth to eighth in the Liga after an appeal against a six-point deduction was rejected by the Portuguese Football Federation.

Ineligible player
The Lisbon side were punished for fielding 27-year-old striker Albert Meyong in a Liga game against A. Naval 1º de Maio on 13 January. The Cameroon international had joined Belenenses on a six-month loan from UD Levante, but was ineligible to play having already represented two clubs this season – Albacete Balompié and Levante. Meyong came on as a 55th-minute substitute and scored the winner in a 2-1 victory, but this game has now been awarded to Naval with Belenenses being deducted a further three points as punishment. The extra three points lift Naval from 13th to tenth place in the 16-team table.

Last updated: 30/04/08 22.55CET

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