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Disciplinary update on 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar!

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has taken the following disciplinary decisions following the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup!

Ecuadorian Football Association

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Ecuadorian Football Association with a fine of CHF 20,000 and a partial stadium closure (the stands behind the goals) at the next official FIFA match to be played at “A” level by its men’s national team for breaches of article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Discrimination) in light of chants by Ecuadorian supporters during the Qatar v. Ecuador FIFA World Cup™ match.

Mexican Football Association

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Mexican Football Association with a fine of CHF 100,000 and one match in a FIFA competition to be played behind closed doors by its men’s national team (suspended for a probationary period) for breaches of article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Discrimination) in light of chants by Mexican supporters during the Mexico v. Poland and Saudi Arabia v. Mexico FIFA World Cup™ matches.

Football Association of Serbia

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Serbia with a fine of CHF 50,000 and a partial stadium closure (25% of the seats closed) at the next official FIFA match to be played at “A” level by its men’s national team for breaches of articles 13 (Discrimination) and 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in light of chants by Serbian supporters and team misconduct (individual sanctions on seven players) during the Serbia v. Switzerland FIFA World Cup™ match.

Argentinian Football Association

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 11 (Offensive behaviour and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, as well as of article 44 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Regulations in conjunction with the Media and Marketing Regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, during the Argentina v. France FIFA World Cup™ final.

Croatian Football Association

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Croatian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 13 (Discrimination) and 16 (Order and security at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the Croatia v. Morocco FIFA World Cup™ match.

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