France are facing disqualification from the ongoing 2023 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Indonesia for fielding an ineligible player.
The player in question is Montpellier’s Yanis Issoufou. Issoufou represented Niger Republic during the qualifiers three months prior.
The rules forbid a footballer from playing for two teams in the same competition by FIFA.
This means action could be taken against the French team.
According to sportnewsafrica.com, FIFA were not informed of the 17-year-old’s apparent change in nationality.
The Bleulets have qualified for the quarter-final, where they have been drawn to face Uzbekistan in the semi-final of the tournament on November 25.
Burkina Faso are considering lodging an appeal to be considered for the next round of the tournament as France ruined their chances of qualification.