Mexico forfeits matches, fined by FIFA over Zendejas

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico has been ordered to forfeit a pair of friendlies and fined $10,900 by FIFA for using American forward Alejandro Zendejas. FIFA says Mexico also was ordered to forfeit three under-23 matches in which it used Zendejas. The governing body did not announce the penalty until Thursday. That was a day after it was contacted by The Associated Press following the U.S. Soccer Federation selecting Zendejas for next week’s games against Serbia and Colombia. Those are the first games for the Americans since the World Cup. The 24-year-old forward started three matches for the United States at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

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