Equatorial Guinea Suffers, As FIFA Bans Nsue

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FIFA has ruled that Afcon 2023 Top scorer Emilio Nsue was never eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea throughout his 11-year career with the National team.

In December 2013, FIFA ruled that Nsue was not eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea — following several appearances for Spain’s youth teams but he continued to represent them regardless.

FIFA opened a new investigation into Nsue’s eligibility in March with the 34-year-old given a six-day deadline to respond, but world football’s governing body said no response arrived.

FIFA published its judgment in a 15-page ruling on Monday, with Equatorial Guinea stripped of their World Cup 2026 qualification victories against Namibia and Liberia which they both won 1-0 thanks to Nsue goals with their opponents awarded a three-goal victory.