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World Cup 2022. FIFA punishes 3 teams and introduces measures against Argentina


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The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has taken disciplinary action against Argentina, which won the World Cup in Qatar, and Croatia, in light of the back-to-back events between France and Morocco in the tournament.

The measures against Argentina are directed, inter alia, according to the FIFA statement: “Possible violations of articles 11 (aggressive behavior and violation of the principles of fair play) and 12 (misconduct of players and officials)” during the final match of the World Cup, in which “Albicelesta ” won against the “Roosters” team with kicks, in a penalty shoot-out 4:2 after a 3:3 draw in regular and extra time.

And at a time when FIFA’s statement did not specify the steps involved in these procedures, Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was photographed after the match making a rude gesture with the Golden Glove award given to the best goalkeeper of the final. He was also photographed in the locker room taunting French striker Kylian Mbappe.

Argentina has also been prosecuted for violating World Cup media and marketing rules.

FIFA also filed a case against the Croatian Football Association for “possible violations of articles 13 (discrimination) and 16 (order and safety at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code” during the third-place match against Morocco, which ended in Luka’s victory. Comrades Modric 2-1.

The FIFA statement did not provide any details about the activities that fall under the measure, but during the celebration of the Croatian national team, videos of Croatian players singing nationalist songs with fascist overtones were circulated on social media.

And the International Game Federation said in a statement that it had sanctioned the federations of Mexico, Ecuador and Serbia for violating article 13 of the Code of Conduct (Discrimination) because of the songs played by the fans of the three countries. .

Mexico was fined €100,000 and a closed-door match, Ecuador €200,000 and a closed-door match, and Serbia €50,000 and a closed-door match. Seven Serbian players were also individually penalized for misconduct during the group stage match against Switzerland.

Source: AFP.

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