FIFA to examine Bahrain`s 10-0 win over Indonesia

Berne: Bahrain`s 10-0 win over Indonesia in a World Cup qualifier on Wednesday is to be examined by FIFA`s security department, soccer`s governing body said on Thursday.

"Given the unusual outcome in relation to the results-expectation and head-to-head history, and in the interests of maintaining unequivocal confidence in our game, FIFA Security will conduct a routine examination of this game and its result," FIFA said in a statement.

Bahrain had needed a nine-goal win in the Asian Group E match, combined with a defeat for Qatar in Iran, to progress to the next stage of the region`s World Cup qualifying competition.

Qatar went through, however, when an 86th-minute goal gave them a 2-2 draw in Iran to clinch second place in the group at Bahrain`s expense.

Indonesia, already eliminated, fielded a weakened team as a number of their top players had been suspended by their own federation.

Bureau Report

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