The Disciplinary Commission of Fifa announced this Friday its penalties against the Uruguayan team for incidents following its elimination in its group from the 2022 World Cup, including a four-match suspension for Jose Gimenez Y Fernando Muslerand a match with edinson cavani Y Diego Godin.
In addition to Uruguayan Football Federation (AUF) was punished with the partial closure of its stadium (stand behind the goals) in the next FIFA home match and the payment of a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs (50,000 euros, $54,300).
The AUF was held responsible “for the discriminatory behavior of its supporters, as well as for the inappropriate, offensive and inappropriate behavior and violation of the principles of sportsmanship by members of its national team”.
The incidents occurred after Uruguay’s 2-0 win against Ghana on December 2, the third day of his group at Qatar World Cup. Despite the victory, La Celeste was eliminated by the heartbreaking victory (2-1) of South Korea in the other game of the key against Portugalalready classified in the round of 16.
The punishments for Giménez, Muslera, Cavani and Godín were “for displaying bad attitudes and behavior“, according to FIFA’s statement.
The penalties against defender Giménez and goalkeeper Muslera are the most important. In addition to the four-game suspension, they were sentenced “service to the community through football and a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs (20,000 euros and 21,700 dollars)”.
Forward Cavani and defender Godín were punished with one match, also with “community service through football” and a slightly smaller fine of 15,000 Swiss francs (15,000 euros, $16,200).
The decisions of the FIFA Disciplinary Commission were notified to the parties on Friday and the suspensions “will be fulfilled in the next official matches of the Uruguayan Football Federation national team”.
In the World Cup, Uruguay only added one point in the first two matchdays, which is why they came against the ropes in the last appointment.
The Uruguayans responded well in that decisive duel, pulling away with a 2-0 win over Ghana which kept them calm for most of the duel, until South Korea gave the surprise in the end scoring on discount and beating Portugal 2-1 in a match played at the same time.
so much agony The South Korean eliminated Uruguay indirectly, in the most painful way, so the team launched themselves in search of a third goal that did not arrive and which would have given them the ticket to the round of 16.
This unnerved the spirits in the South American team, very unhappy with the German’s arbitration daniele siebertwho whistled a penalty in the first half in favor of Ghana but then did not concede those that Uruguay claimed, in particular one to Cavani and another to Darwin Núñez. In the latter case, the referee had gone to review the screen through the VAR but chose not to award a penalty.
At the end of the match, several Uruguayan players surrounded and they scolded vehemently to the referee for his decisions, in a succession of shoves, shouts and complaints.
Giménez was one of those who had the most angry attitude and in his protests he even elbowed to a FIFA memberwhile Cavani punched the VAR screen as he retired to the locker room.
It’s not the first time a Uruguayan star has received a major suspension for crashing at a major event.
The most relevant case was that of the aggressor Luis Suarezthat for biting the Italian Giorgio Chiellini during the Brazil World Cup 2014 He was punished with nine official match suspensions and a four-month ban from any football-related activity.
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