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Do I punish the champion? FIFA opened a disciplinary process against the AFA for the celebrations of Argentina in the World Cup final


It is for the possible breach of articles 11 and 12 of the Disciplinary Code of the body after the victory on penalties over France.

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee opened this Friday a disciplinary process against the Argentine Football Association (AFA) for the possible breach of articles 11 (offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (misconduct of players and official) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, in the World Cup final between Argentina and France.

On December 18, Argentina was proclaimed world champion after beating France on penalties after 3-3 after extra time.

During the celebrations on the pitch, some players made gestures that provoked complaints from the French Football Federation (FFF), which regretted the "abnormal" taunts against Kylian Mbappé.

Specifically, they were referring to the chants in the locker room led by goalkeeper Emiliano Dibu Martínez and in which he called for "a minute of silence" for Mbappé, author of the three goals for France during the final.

In addition, Martínez himself, on the pitch, placed the trophy for the best goalkeeper in the World Cup (a glove) on his genitals, an action captured by television images and photographers.

FIFA, as reported in a statement, will also initiate a procedure against the AFA for possible breach, also in that same match, of article 44 of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Regulations and the Marketing and Media Regulations of the same tournament.

sanctions for all

In addition, 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 will have to face a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs (19,943 euros) in addition to assuming the sanction of closing 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 its part, the Mexican Football Federation must pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (99,715 euros) and will have to play a match behind closed doors (a sanction that FIFA suspends during a trial period) for the chants of its fans. during the Mexico-Poland and Saudi Arabia-Mexico matches.

Finally, the Serbian Football Federation was sanctioned with a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (49,857) and with the closure of a part of its stadium (25 percent) for failing to comply with 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 match.

Source: EFE

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