Zimbabwe expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying
12 March 2015, 14:03
Zurich - has expelled Zimbabwe from 2018 World Cup qualifying for failing to pay its national team coach.
FIFA's disciplinary committee says it took the action "as a result of the non-payment of an outstanding debt" by Zimbabwe's football federation to coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.
FIFA says Zimbabwe failed to make the payments despite a grace period.
As a result, Zimbabwe has been kicked out of the preliminary qualifying competition for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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