Reports: Chapecoense Fined After Failing To Fulfil Final Brazilian League Fixture

Chris Wright

12th, December 2016



Chapecoense have reportedly been sanctioned by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) for failing to fulfil their final league fixture.

While we can’t seem to find any official confirmation anywhere, the Mirror have it that Chapecoense have been fined to the tune of €28,300 (roughly £24,000) and docked two points after not fielding a team for Sunday’s league game against Atletico Mineiro.

The Superior Court of Justice has decided to punish both clubs for failing to fulfil the fixture.

As you may recall, Chape’s ranks are a little depleted at the moment after the club lost 76 members of playing staff and crew in a devastating plane crash a fortnight ago.

Now, seeing as though the story is noticeably wishy-washy and largely baseless, we’re going to go ahead and assume – until proven otherwise – that the claims aren’t valid and that the CBF aren’t despicable, heartless monsters.

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  1. Marcelo Gomes says:

    Sadly, it looks all very true, as the double WO (CBF would not cancel the match) may be confirmed in CBFs website

  2. Maria says:

    I’m sure I read somewhere before the final fixture that the Brazilian FA had already said it needn’t be played as the outcome had no effect on the champion, qualification for continental competition or relegation.

    This article that I can’t link (search as[dot]com chapacoense walk over and it’ll be won of the top hits) does state that neither team will be punished and the result was declared a double walk over (both teams lost 3-0).

  3. Me says:

    CBF is the Taliban of brazilian football.

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