Barca thrown out of Copa de la Reina for using an ineligible player
Barcelona striker Geyse played and scored in the Blaugrana's 9-0 victory over Osasuna on January 10, resulting in the club being eliminated from the club as she should have been serving a suspension. Barcelona has also been fined €1,001 by the RFEF.
Although Osasuna lost their Copa de la Reina last-16 clash 9-0 toBarcelona
on January 10, the Spanish FA ruled them to proceed to the next level as Barcelona used an ineligible player,Geyse
, in their match against their rivals.
Osasuna said in a statement on Tuesday:
"The Royal Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] has favourably resolved the claim made by the Osasuna Women's Foundation in relation to the improper team selection committed by Barcelona Football Club in the round-of-16 match of the Copa de la Reina played on January 10 in El Sadar.
"The disciplinary judge has decided 'to give FC Barcelona the game as lost and to consider the tie resolved in favour of CDF Osasuna Femenino'.
"It is possible to file an appeal to the appeals committee against the resolution published this morning by the federal body."
This ruins the Blaugrana's chance for a league and cup double as their leading the Spanish league title-race for a fourth season in a row, winning 14 consecutive games since the start of the season.
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