Uruguay are at risk of 6-month ban by FIFA after clashing with FIFA officials in the 2022 World Cup.
Despite parading top stars in the tournament, Uruguay did not make it pass the group stage of the 2022 World Cup. They opened their World Cup campaign drawing with South Korea, before settling for a defeat against Portugal. However, their last group game against Ghana ended in a 2-0 win.
Despite the victory over Ghana, Uruguay failed to qualify for the knockout stages as South Korea beat Portugal to claim the second qualifying spot on goals scored.
And many of the team’s players did not take their exit well, with Jose Gimenez and Edinson Cavani being the most vocal with their heavy complaints to the officials.
Former Manchester United striker Cavani was even spotted knocking over the VAR monitor in his protest over the outcome.
Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and defender Deigo Godin were also heavily involved.
The footballers could now be sanctioned for breaking articles 11 and 12, for which the punishment could be “the prohibition of carrying out activities related to football for at least six months”, according to AS.
Article 12 relates to the “Improper conduct of players and officials”.
Uruguayan newspaper El País has said that Fifa has up to January 9 to present the allegations.
The penalty that could be imposed on the players would range from between ten to 15 games.
Cavani’s Valencia and Gimenez’s Atletico Madrid, are confident that their players would still be able to play as “only the matches actually played by the corresponding team will be computed for the purposes of executing the suspension”.
This means that they would potentially be banned from playing for Uruguay.
However, if Fifa judges their behaviour to be public incitement to “hate or violence”, then they could be sanctioned with a ban on football-related activities for at least six months.
The bust-up after Uruguay Vs Ghana last group game is just one of the various flash points of disputes in the 2022 World Cup.
The World Cup final left many French fans dissatisfied due to some controversial refereeing decisions. Some were considered unfair, and the strangest thing is that the VAR didn’t intervene.
One of those decisions was the penalty for Argentina which, when seen from several perspectives, caused controversy because some believe Di María fell without any contact from Dembele.
The other is the second Albiceleste goal, as a foul on Mbappe wasn’t called at the start of the play which led to Di Maria’s goal.
Through the platform ‘MesOpinions’, a petition was formulated with the name: “The referee was totally bought, there was never a penalty + foul on MBAPPE in the 2nd goal!!!! Sign and share en masse for the match to be replayed!”.
People have turned out in full force as currently there are more than 200,000 signatures from those asking for the World Cup final to be replayed.
The petition is already in the top 20 when it comes to most signatures, and if it exceeds half a million it, would become one of the three most popular on the French platform.
In addition, the comments have flooded the page and stand at more than 85,000. Comments such as “The refereeing was very suspicious” or “The referee was corrupt” were some of the most outstanding.