Argentina and Croatia pinned for their celebrations in the final and that of 3rd place?
Almost a month after the World Cup final, FIFA has indeed decided to open proceedings against the two selections.
The procedure against the World Champions aims in particular "possible violations of articles 11 (offensive behavior and violation of the principles of fair play) and 12 (misconduct of players and officials)" during the World Cup final won against the France on penalties (3-3 ap).
The FIFA press release does not specify which attitudes are affected by these procedures.
But we can think that the Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is in the crosshairs.
He had mimed an obscene gesture when he received the golden glove trophy for the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
He had also been filmed in the locker room making fun of Kylian Mbappé.
Argentina is also the subject of a procedure for a violation of the media and marketing regulations of the World Cup.
Fifa has also initiated proceedings against the Croatian federation for "potential violations of articles 13 (discrimination) and 16 (order and security during matches) of the Fifa disciplinary code" during the match for third place against Morocco, won (2-1) by Croatia.
During the celebrations of the Croatian team, videos relayed on social networks showed the Croatian players singing nationalist songs with fascist overtones.
One of the players present in this video, defender Dejan Lovren, who has just resigned to Lyon, defended himself by evoking "a patriotic song which relates to my country, which means that I love my country".
In its press release, Fifa also indicates that it has taken sanctions against the Mexican, Ecuadorian and Serbian federations for violations of article 13 of its code of conduct (discrimination), due to songs sung by supporters of the three countries.