The AFC on Friday confirmed that Al Nasr will be barred from playing in the Asian Champions League in 2018 as a result of being found guilty of forging or falsifying Wanderley’s Indonesian passport.
Nasr’s ban is suspended for a probationary period of two years and will hand back all prize money from this year’s tournament, amounting to $340,000.
Wanderley, 28, was hit with a provisional 60-day ban by the AFC on September 2 after they ruled the documents used by the Brazil-born player when he scored twice on debut at El Jaish in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals were inauthentic.
But confusion remained after no official announcement about any further action was made by the continental governing body.
This was cleared up on Thursday as the Blue Wave claimed the summer buy from Sharjah’s absence will be brought to an end at the start of next month and that a $10,000 fine to the player plus a further $50,000 fine to the club had been issued.
Nasr initially claimed a 3-0 first-leg triumph in Doha, but this scoreline was reversed as punishment. The Blue Wave then lost the return match 1-0 to end their first foray into the ACL’s knockout stages.
Wanderley will not be able to immediately return to action on December 1 as he was removed from his club’s four-player foreign quota, which must contain one who holds Asian documents.
He can be included again at the expense of a current non-Emirati when the winter transfer market, provisionally, opens again on December 25.
تحتسب مدة عقوبة اللاعب [ فاندرلي سانتوس ] بأثر رجعي من تاريخ 2 سبتمبر 2016 وتنتهي العقوبة المقررة في 1 ديسمبر 2016.— AL Nasr Club (@ALNasrSC) November 10, 2016
الاتحاد الآسيوي يقرر إيقاف اللاعب فاندرلي سانتوس  أشهر مع غرامة مالية قدرها  آلاف دولار وغرامة أخرى على النادي قدرها  ألف دولار.— AL Nasr Club (@ALNasrSC) November 10, 2016
NB: The original story was published on November 10 and updated November 11 to reflect AFC’s ban on Al Nasr.