FIFA punishes Mexico for discriminatory shouting in Qatar
The International Football Federation (FIFA) announced this Friday fines against the Federations of Mexico and Ecuador for chants from their fans during the World Cup in Qatar-2022, in which both teams were eliminated in the group stage.
Of the two, the penalty against Mexico was quantitatively higher.
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“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (99,600 euros, $107,000) on the Mexican Football Federation and has sanctioned it with a game behind closed doors, a sanction that is left on hold for a trial period. , for breaching art. 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Discrimination) as a result of the chants of the Mexican fans during the Mexico-Poland and Saudi Arabia-Mexico matches of the FIFA World Cup,” FIFA explained on its website.
The game behind closed doors that remains on hold, if it must finally be fulfilled, would be in the next FIFA competition that Mexico will play.
In the case of Ecuador, the fine is lower and a partial closure of its stadium is decreed in its next match in a FIFA competition.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs (19,900 euros, $21,500) on the Ecuadorian Football Federation and has sanctioned it by closing a part of its stadium (the stands behind the goals) for violate art. 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (Discrimination) as a result of the chants of the Ecuadorian fans during the Qatar-Ecuador match of the FIFA World Cup,” explained the International Federation.
Serbia was also punished with a partial closure of its stadium (25% of the seats during a match) and a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (49,800 euros, 53,800 dollars) for misconduct by its players and chants by fans, in its case in the match against Switzerland.
FIFA also announced the opening of new disciplinary proceedings against the Argentine and Croatian federations.
In the case of Argentina, it is for “possible breaches” referring to articles 11 (offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (improper conduct of players and officials) of the Disciplinary Code, as well as article 44 of the Regulations. of the World Cup in Qatar-2022 and the Marketing and Media Regulations during the World Cup final won in the penalty shootout against France.