FIFA order South Africa and Senegal World Cup replay

South Africa's Andile Jali (L) passes Senegal's Saliou Ciss (R)  during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match between South Africa and Senegal
Image: South Africa and Senegal will meet this November to replay their World Cup qualifier

FIFA has confirmed a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal will be replayed after the referee was banned for life following the tie.

The encounter last November saw referee Joseph Lamptey award 2-1 winners South Africa a penalty in a move FIFA ruled amounted to "match manipulation," later resulting in the lifetime ban for the Ghanian.

The penalty was awarded when Lamptey penalised Senegal's Kalidou Koulibaly for handball, but replays showed the ball clearly struck the Napoli defender's knee.

A statement from football's world governing body read: "The Bureau for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers ordered a replay of the qualification match between South Africa and Senegal held on 12 November 2016.

South Africa's Thulani Serero (R) celebrates with South Africa's Keegan Dolly (L) after scoring a goal during the 2018 World Cup qualifying football match
Image: South Africa's previous 2-1 victory will no longer stand

"This decision follows the confirmation of the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] to uphold the lifetime ban of match referee, Joseph Lamptey, for match manipulation, the ruling imposed by the FIFA Disciplinary and Appeal Committees.

"The match will be replayed within the November 2017 international window, with the exact date to be confirmed in due course.

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As stated in the FIFA World Cup regulations, this decision shall come into effect immediately but shall be subject to confirmation by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions at its next meeting, scheduled for September 14.

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