FIFA Fair Play Award: Nominees announced
Three nominees for the FIFA Fair Play Award was announced by FIFA today.
In alphabetical order, the nominees are:
- The Guatemalan Football Federation (GFF), for their stren stand against unfair behaviour and match-fixing. The GFF investigated three national team players who charged with match-fixing and banned them for life when a special investigation committee found them guilty. The ban was further extended by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.
- Eskisehirspor, the Turkish club whose nomination was proposed by the supporters of St. Johnstone, a Scottish club, following a Europa League second qualifying round tie. During the game, a St. Johnstone player got injured as Eskisehirspor went on the attack. The attack resulted in a corner but Dede of Eskisehirspor gave the ball back to St. Johnstone.
- The Football Federation of Uzbekistan. The clubs and national teams of Uzbekistan collected the most fair play points in the Asian Football Confederation in 2012. Points are awarded or deducted on the basis of red and yellow cards received, positive play, respect towards opponents and the referee and the conduct of the officials as well as of the crowd.
The three nominees have been selected from a list submitted by the bureau of the Committee for Fair Play and Social Responsibility chaired by H.R.H Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein and Senes Erzik.