Honduras defeated French Guiana the moment Tuesday’s Gold Cup match kicked off, as Les Yana Dòkòs sacrificed at least a 3-0 score line in order to use an ineligible star.
CONCACAF ruled before the tournament that former French international Florent Malouda was ineligible to play in the Gold Cup, but French Guiana fielded him for its opening 4-2 loss to Canada.
But with its best chance for a win coming Tuesday against Honduras — Costa Rica is next — French Guiana decided to use longtime Chelsea and Lyon man Malouda and take the 3-0 loss on the table.
The match finished 0-0 on the field but it read 3-0 to Honduras on the score sheet.
Section XV. A. of the Gold Cup regulations, as outlined on Fox’s broadcast, says:
“Each participating member association shall select its national representative team from the best players who are nationals of its country and under its jurisdiction, and are eligible for selection in accordance with the provisions of the applicable FIFA regulations.”
Culled from NBC Sport
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