CAS accepts Chile’s enchantment over Ecuador World Cup participant

The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an enchantment by the Chilean soccer federation (FFCH) towards FIFA’s determination to permit Ecuador to play on the World Cup regardless of allegations they fielded an ineligible participant, it mentioned on Friday.

World governing physique FIFA earlier this month dismissed an enchantment within the case of Ecuadorean participant Byron Castillo, who Chile had alleged was ineligible to play in qualifying since he was born in Colombia. Castillo performed in eight of Ecuador’s qualifying video games – together with twice towards Chile – for the Qatar World Cup as they took fourth place, whereas Chile completed seventh. Ecuador have denied that the participant was ineligible.

CAS mentioned it had additionally accepted an enchantment by the Peruvian soccer federation (FPF). Fifth-placed Peru missed out on the final computerized spot however superior to the inter-confederation playoffs, the place they misplaced to Australia.

“The enchantment filed by the FPF is directed on the Ecuador soccer affiliation (FEF) and FIFA. The FPF requests that Ecuador be excluded from the FIFA World Cup 2022 and changed by Peru, which is the perfect runner-up,” CAS mentioned in an announcement. “(Chile’s) FFCH requests CAS to rule that the Participant was ineligible for the 8 matches performed within the Qualifiers, declaring these matches as forfeited and inserting Chile within the 4th place within the South America 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.”

A call is predicted by Nov. 10, days earlier than the World Cup kicks off on Nov. 20 with Ecuador scheduled to tackle hosts Qatar.


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