FIFA says it has opened disciplinary proceedings towards Argentina for “offensive behaviour” in the course of the staff’s World Cup ultimate triumph in Qatar final yr.
In response to worldwide media experiences, Argentina beat 2018 winners France on penalties to carry the trophy for a 3rd time.
Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made a lewd gesture together with his goalkeeper of the event trophy after the match, earlier than being filmed within the dressing room mocking French star Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe received the FIFA Golden Boot trophy after scoring essentially the most objectives within the event.
Soccer’s world governing physique mentioned Argentina had probably breached guidelines relating to “offensive behaviour and violations of the principles of fair play” and “misconduct of players and officials”.
FIFA can be investigating the Argentinian FA over breaching media and advertising rules.
Martinez has additionally come underneath criticism from pundits and social media for mocking Mbappe throughout Argentina’s victory parade in Buenos Aires – the place he held a child doll with the French participant’s face plastered on it.
The Croatian staff can be being investigated for potential violations of “discrimination” and “order and security at matches” guidelines.
Gamers appeared to sing a track with fascist connotations following their third-place playoff victory over Morocco.
Defender Dejan Lovren defended himself and his teammates, not too long ago telling reporters it was “a patriotic song which relates to my country, which means that I love my country”.
In the meantime, FIFA mentioned it had fined Mexico 100,000 Swiss francs ($107,840) for chants by its supporters in the course of the staff’s sport towards Poland and Saudi Arabia in the course of the group phases.