FIFA Is Currently Investigating A Potential Violation That Could Lead To A Team Being Removed From The World Cup


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  • FIFA is investigating a potential violation by Ecuador
  • The investigation could lead to them losing their spot in the 2022 World Cup
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Despite World Cup groups being drawn back in early April, the actual teams set to participate in the competition haven’t entirely been settled. UEFA is still waiting for one more team to earn a place in the tournament and there are still two playoff matches to be played.

It turns out, there may be one other issue unsettled. Chile has alleged that Ecuador used an ineligible player in their qualifying matches. Now FIFA is investigating the allegations, which could lead to Ecuador being kicked out of the competition.

It turns out that Peru is being invited to get involved in this because, unlike Chile, they actually have something to gain from this. If Ecuador were to be kicked out of the World Cup, Peru would take their place.

Ecuador better have a really convincing birth certificate for Byron Castillo laying around or they may have cost themselves a chance to play in the World Cup in a year where they’ve been drawn into a group that could allow them to advance to the knockout stages for just the 2nd time ever.