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FIFA Confirm Complaint From Benin After Substitution Drama

FIFA have confirmed they have received a complaint from the Benin FA after DR Congo made four substitutions on four separate occasions on in their World Cup qualifier.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the four Congo substitutions on Sunday.

The Leopards ran out 2-0 winners over Benin on Sunday afternoon and sealed their spot in the play-off round of the qualifiers.

However, there was some controversy in the win after after Congo had used a fouth stoppage time to make a fourth substitution.

The current regulations allow teams to make five substitutions but they are only permitted to three chances to do so in order to avoid time-wasting.

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BBC report that the official match reported stated that Congo already made changes in the 63rd, 77th and 84th, before a fourth substitution was made in second-half stoppage time as Joel Kayamba replaced Ben Malango.

The world football governing body confirmed that they have received the complaint and will analyse the match report.

"Fifa has received a complaint from the Benin FA in relation to this matter and will review it," FIFA said in a statement, as per BBC Sport.

"As per standard procedure, Fifa first needs to analyse the relevant match report reports before commenting. Please understand we cannot comment further at this stage."

The victory on Sunday saw Congo finish one point ahead of Benin, who had to settle for second place in Group J.

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