FIFA punished Uruguay players for indecent behavior at the 2022 World Cup
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Defenders José María Jiménez and Diego Godin, goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and forward Edison Cavani will be penalized. The Uruguayan Football Association itself has also been sanctioned. The Uruguayan Football Federation must partially close the stands for fans at the next home match of category A under the auspices of FIFA, as well as pay a fine of 50,000 Swiss francs.
Players will face monetary fines and disqualifications. Jose Maria Jimenez and Fernando Muslera will not be able to take part in the next four official matches for the national team and will pay a fine of 20 thousand francs each. Edison Cavani and Diego Godin will miss only one official match of Uruguay and will pay 15 thousand francs each. All four also have to do “football community service”.
In the final round of the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar, the national teams of Uruguay and Ghana met in group H. The Latin American team defeated their rivals with a score of 2:0. But that was not enough for Uruguay to qualify for the Round of 16, as the team had a worse margin than South Korea, which sensationally defeated Portugal.
The Uruguayans needed one more goal to clear the group threshold. In the last minutes of a fierce match, the referee, according to the Uruguayans, did not put a clean penalty against the Ghana national team. This was the reason for the fury of the Uruguayans. After the final whistle, Cavani pushed the VAR monitor, after which it fell and crashed. Jimenez, on emotions, hit the FIFA referee with his elbow. Others criticized the referee with obscene language.
Disorder flared when Uruguay failed to advance to the round of 16 in Qatar despite beating Ghana 2-0 in its final group-stage game on Dec. 2. https://t.co/Tk2k9ksapG
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