BBC Sport
Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
| Help

Last Updated: Sunday, 18 April, 2004, 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
Fifa threatened with court action
Cameroon celebrate in their quarter-final against Nigeria
The row was sparked during the African Cup of Nations
World football's governing body Fifa may be taken to court by sportswear manufacturers Puma over the row surrounding Cameroon's one-piece kit.

Fifa has announced that the kit, worn by the Indomitable Lions at the 2004 African Nations Cup in Tunisia, is banned and has docked Cameroon six points ahead of their qualifying matches for the 2006 World Cup.

Puma are seeking compensation for this decision for lost revenue, and have reportedly put their case to a court in Nuremberg.

"Someone has to go to Fifa," Puma representative Horst Widmann told the German sports agency SID.

"It can not carry on like this."

Fifa initially declared the kit as being illegal during the Nations Cup, but Puma said there was not enough time to change it during the tournament.

Mr Widmann disputed Fifa's interpretation, saying that: "there is nothing in the rules of the game that the shorts and the shirts can not be connected."

Cameroon have similarly vowed to fight Fifa's six-point deducation.

Cameroon in shirt appeal
17 Apr 04  |  African
Fifa hits Cameroon hopes
16 Apr 04  |  African
Cameroon reply to Fifa
19 Feb 04  |  African

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport