Peru withdraw appeal and host Bolivia behind closed doors
(Reuters) - Peru will play their World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on October 15 behind closed doors after the country's football association chose to withdrew an appeal against a FIFA sanction.
World soccer's ruling body confirmed the decision by the Peruvian FA on its website (www.fifa.com) on Monday.
The punishment was originally handed out last month by a FIFA disciplinary committee following crowd disturbances during the 2-1 qualifying defeat by Uruguay in Lima on September 6.
Peru, who are out of the running for a place at the 2014 finals in Brazil, were also fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($22,100).
($1 = 0.9032 Swiss francs)
(Writing by Alison Wildey in London, editing by Tony Jimenez)
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