Football: Bolivia stripped of World Cup qualifying points by Fifa

(Reuters) - Bolivia have been stripped of the four World Cup qualifying points they gained from a 2-0 victory over Peru and a goal-less draw with Chile as punishment for fielding an ineligible player, Fifa said on Tuesday.

Fifa awarded Peru and Chile 3-0 victories in the matches last month after Nelson Cabrera played for Bolivia despite being ineligible having previously represented Paraguay.

Bolivia, who were also fined 12,000 Swiss francs (S$16,870), remain second-last in the 10-team South American qualifying standings.

The top four qualify automatically for the 2018 tournament in Russia and the fifth-placed team go into a play-off.