The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced this Friday that it has opened a disciplinary file against the Argentine Football Association (AFA) due to the end of the Qatar World Cupwon by the Albiceleste against France in the penalty shootout on December 18 in Doha.
“The Disciplinary Commission of the FIFA 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 (Improper conduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, as well as like 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 between Argentina and France”, explained the 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 “Dibu” Martinez, who 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 dressing room making fun of the French star, kylian mbappe.
The French Football Federation (fff) complained at that time about the treatment of his team and mbappe after the gala defeat and the matter had great repercussions in the European country.
The FIFA He also pointed out this Friday the opening of a disciplinary file against the Croatian Federation for “potential violations of articles 13 (discrimination) and 16 (order and security in matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code”, during the match for third place in the World Cup, won by 2-1 to Morocco.
The statement of the FIFA nor does it detail specific attitudes.
During the celebrations of the Croatian national team, videos were broadcast on social networks in which players of that team sing nationalist chants with fascist connotations.
One of the players present in the video, defender Dejan Lovren, a new player for the lyonsrecently defended himself against the accusations in statements to AFP, pointing out that it was “a patriotic song” that simply speaks of “loving the country.”