Agencia EFENovember 28, 2013 10:02
Madrid, Nov 28 (EFE).- FIFA on Thursday ratified South Africa's 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly match earlier this month in Johannesburg, finding that the result should stand even though La Roja broke the rules by making seven substitutions.
The ruling means the match continues to be classified as an "A" international and counts toward the November edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which Spain still leads after the table was updated on Thursday.
South Africa, which won the Nov. 19 game with a second-half goal from Bernard Parker, is currently ranked No. 61.