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FIFA Opens Investigation Of Chile’s Claims Of Ecuador Fielding An Ineligible Player

FIFA‘s disciplinary committee has opened proceedings to investigate the Chilean Football Association complaint in which it made a series of allegations concerning the possible falsification of documents granting Ecuadorian nationality to the player Byron David Castillo Segura, as well as the possible ineligibility of the said player to participate in eight qualifying matches of the national team of the Ecuadorian Football Association (FEF) in the preliminary competition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Bearing the above in mind, FIFA has decided to open disciplinary proceedings in relation to the potential ineligibility of Byron David Castillo Segura with regard to the above-mentioned matches. In this context, the FEF and the Peruvian Football Association have been invited to submit their positions to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee.

If Ecuador are found to have fielded an ineligible player or participated in aiding the falsification of documents, a potentially massive punishment could await. Ecuador are already qualified for the World Cup Qatar 2022 after an exceptional campaign.

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