Asian Football Confederation slaps a fine of $2,500 on Guangzhou Evergrande
The Chinese team's failure to submit the team bench list on time led to the fine
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary Committee announced that Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande should pay a fine of $2,500 for violating Article 34.4 of the AFC Champions League regulations.
The article stipulates that each participating club must hand their player selection list together with officials on the team bench list with the names of the participating officials who shall be entitled to sit on the team bench to the AFC match commissioner at latest 90 minutes prior to the commencement of the match, reports Xinhua.
The AFC also reminded Evergrande that a repeat violation of this provision will be met with more severe punishment.