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FIFA charges Argentina for offensive behaviour at the World Cup final


FIFA has ordered a disciplinary proceeding for World champions, Argentina for “offensive behaviour” and “fair play violations” during the final match against France in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Argentina won the World Cup finals after defeating France 4-2 on penalties after the scores were tied 3-3 in extra-time. This gave Lionel his maiden FIFA World Cup title in his football career. He went on to win the Golden Ball, becoming the first player in history to be awarded the honour twice.

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for France while Messi scored a brace. Angel di Maria was the only other scorer for Argentina.

In a statement by FIFA, the Argentine Football Association were charged with breaching media and marketing regulations during the tournament.

“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 11 (Offensive behaviour and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, as well as of article 44 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Regulations in conjunction with the Media and Marketing Regulations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, during the Argentina v. France FIFA World Cup final,” FIFA said in a statement.

Although the statement did not mention any particular Argentine player or support staff. It is unclear who is being charged with committing the offences or what the offences are.

However, Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made headlines when he made a lewd gesture after winning the ‘Golden Glove’ trophy. He also mocked France star Kylian Mbappe in the dressing room.

The BBC reports that an investigation is on-going during which time Argentina will be able to respond to the charges.



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