The Benin Football Federation (FBF) has lodged a complaint with football’s world governing body, Fifa, over its World Cup qualifiers against DR Congo.
The appeal is over DR Congo four substitutions on four separate occasions during Sunday’s match.
Under current Fifa regulations for international games, teams are allowed to make up to five substitutes but only during three windows in the game.
“It is an appeal regarding the obvious violation of the laws of the game by the DRC,” Benin’s Sports Minister Oswald Homeky said in an interview.
“The number and moments of replacement of players during a match is well known. The rules of the game are clear on that matter, and so we have a case here.
“The Benin Football Federation has asked Fifa to draw the conclusions and take the relevant measures of this obvious violation of the rules.”
Fifa on Wednesday confirmed it received the official protest.
“Fifa has received a complaint from the Benin FA in relation to this matter and will review it,” football’s world governing body said in a statement.