The FIFA Disciplinary Commission this Friday imposed sanctions on the Uruguay team after being eliminated in a group from the 2022 World Cup. Jose Jimenez and Fernando Muslera are suspended for four games, while Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin are suspended for one.
Additionally, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has been punished with a partial closure of the stadium (standing behind the goal) in the upcoming FIFA match at home. pay a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (50,000 euros, $54,300);
The AUF took responsibility for “discriminatory behavior, inappropriate behavior, offensive and inappropriate behavior by fans, and violations of the principles of sportsmanship by members of the national team.”
The incident occurred on day three of the World Cup group stage in Qatar, at the end of Uruguay’s 2–0 win against Ghana on 2 December.Despite victory, Celeste In Key’s other match against Portugal, who had already advanced to the Round of 16, South Korea were eliminated in a difficult 2-1 match.
The punishment for Jiménez, Muslera, Cavani and Godin was that they “displayed inappropriate attitudes and behavior”. According to a FIFA statement.
The sanctions against defender Jimenez and goalkeeper Muslera are paramount. In addition to a four-match suspension, they were sentenced to “community service through football and a fine of CHF 20,000 (€20,000 and $21,700)”.
Attacker Cavani and defender Godin were penalized one game each. There is also a “community service through football” and a slightly lower fine of CHF 15,000 (€15,000, $16,200).
The FIFA Disciplinary Commission’s decision was communicated to officials this Friday and the suspension “will be implemented at the next official match of the Uruguayan Football Association’s national team”.
very tense match ending
In the World Cup, Uruguay only managed to add one point in the first two days, allowing them to enter the final day against the ropes.
The Uruguayan team responded well in that decisive duel, winning 2-0 over Ghana and keeping their cool for most of the duel. Until South Korea scored at a discount at the end and surprised Portugal by beating Portugal 2-1 in a concurrent game.
That anguished South Korean goal indirectly eliminated Uruguay in the most painful way, so the team began looking for a third goal they didn’t reach, which gave them a ticket to the Round of 16.
This weakened the spirit of the South American team, who were very unhappy with the ruling of Germany’s Daniel Sievert, who whistled a penalty in favor of Ghana in the first half, something Uruguay later claimed. , especially one to Cavani and one to Darwin Nunez. In this last case, the referee went to check the screen through his VAR, but he chose not to issue a penalty.
At the end of the match, several Uruguayan players surrounded and lashed out at the referee’s decision, shoving, shouting and complaining.
Jimenez was one of the most angry, hitting a FIFA member with his elbow during a protest and Cavani punching the VAR screen as he retired to the locker room.
This isn’t the first time a star player from Uruguay has been given a serious suspension for an incident during a major event.
The most relevant incident was the biting of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which resulted in a nine-time official match suspension and four-month disqualification from all football-related activities. It was the case of sentenced attacker Luis Suarez.