French Guiana Penalized over Malouda

French Guiana have been fined an undisclosed amount and made to forfeit their Concacaf Gold Cup match with Honduras after fielding ineligible ex-Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda.

Malouda, 37, played in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw against Honduras but was ineligible under the Fifa rules Concacaf adopted for the tournament.

Malouda played 80 times for France, including the 2006 World Cup final.

Fifa rules bar players from switching national teams once they have played a competitive international at senior level.

Malouda, who currently plays for Indian Super League team Delhi Dynamos, featured in the 2006 World Cup final for France and during six years at Chelsea won three FA Cups, a Premier League and a Champions League.

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