FIFA opened a disciplinary process against AFA for the celebrations in the World Cup final in Qatar

The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced that it has opened a disciplinary file against the Argentine Football Association (AFA) due to the World Cup final in Qatar, won by the Argentine National Team against France in a penalty shootout on December 18 in Doha.

“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has initiated a procedure against the Argentine Football Association due to the possible breach of articles 11 (Offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (Incorrect conduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, as well as Art. 44 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Regulations and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Marketing and Media Regulations during the FIFA World Cup Final FIFA that faced Argentina and France”·, explained FIFA on its website.

The text does not specify the specific attitudes that have motivated the file, but the celebrations of the Argentine players in that final gave much to talk about, especially that of the goalkeeper emiliano martinezwho after collecting the trophy for the best goalkeeper in the World Cup made an obscene gesture, taking the trophy to his crotch. He was also filmed in the locker room making fun of the French star, Kylian Mbappé.

The French Football Federation (FFF) He complained at that time about the treatment of his team and Mbappé after the gala defeat and the matter had great repercussions in the European country.

The other National Teams punished by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee for issues of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

In addition to the process opened against the AFA, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee communicated the sanction to the federations of Ecuador, Mexico and Serbia of different economic fines for the songs and inappropriate behavior of their fans during the World Cup in Qatar.

In this way, the Ecuadorian Football Federation must face a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs (19,943 euros) In addition to assuming the sanction of the closure of a part of its stadium (the stands behind the goals) “as a result of the chants” of his fans during the match he played against Qatar.

For his part, the Mexican Football Federation must pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (99,715 euros) and you will have to play a game behind closed doors (a sanction that FIFA suspends during a trial period) for the chants of his fans during the Mexico-Poland and Saudi Arabia-Mexico matches.

Lastly, the Serbian Football Federation was sanctioned with a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (49,857 euros) and with the closure of a part of his stadium (25%) for breaching articles 13 (discrimination) and 12 (misconduct of players) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code for the chants “and inappropriate conduct” of his fans during the Serbia-Switzerland.

Source: AFP