ZURICH (AP) FIFA has fined Zimbabwe and awarded Ivory Coast a 3-0 win after the Zimbabweans failed to show up for a women's Olympic qualifying game.
Zimbabwe withdrew before the second leg, which was meant to be played this weekend.
FIFA fined the Zimbabwe Football Association 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,400) Wednesday for missing the first leg on July 19. ZIFA couldn't raise the money to send the women's under-23 team to Ivory Coast.
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Zimbabwe's soccer body is in deep financial trouble, with the senior men's team already thrown out of 2018 World Cup qualifying because ZIFA couldn't pay outstanding wages to a former coach.
The men's under-20 team was banned for three years for missing an African qualifier in Angola in 2012, also because it couldn't afford to travel.