The Chilean federation, which will secure a place at the World Cup in Qatar if Ecuador is disqualified, assures that “there is innumerable evidence that the player was born in Colombia.”
FIFA announced this Wednesday its decision to “open disciplinary proceedings in relation to” Possible breach of Byron David Castillo SeguraFollowing the charge of the Federation of Chile for the alleged false nationality of the Ecuadorian player.
Chile Football Federation handed over to FIFA a Complaint from Ecuador against his partner for “use of false birth certificate, false declaration of age and false nationality” Player Byron Castillo, who may have been born in Colombia.
But the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) dismissed the complaint and assured that Castillo is “duly registered with the competent legal authority” and “all national documents are in order,” it said in a statement.
If FIFA accepts Chile’s complaint, Ecuador could lose points from matches Castillo played in the South American qualifying stageIn which he won the last direct spot in the field for the World Cup in Qatar, and his place would go to Chile.
The winger, who currently plays for Barcelona de Guayaquil, featured in eight games with Ecuador, winning 14 points. Castillo won against Venezuela (1–0), Chile (2–0), Bolivia (3–0) and Paraguay (2– 0) in draws against Argentina (1–1) and Chile (0–0). ran away. ) and in defeats against selected Guarán (3–1) and Uruguay (1–0).
In the event that it loses the points it has gained in these matches, Ecuador, who finished in fourth place with 26 points in the qualifiers, will fall to the final stage with 12 units. Chile, for its part, will be the main beneficiary as it will add five points and climb to fourth place with 24 units, similar to Peru but with a better balance of goals, which will allow it to qualify directly for Qatar. .
The South American places went to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Ecuador, while Peru came fifth and agreed to a playoff against a team from the Asian Confederation to be played in June.
Ecuador were placed in Group A of the World Cup, to be played from 21 November to 18 December and in which they would make their debut against hosts Qatar, and then face Senegal and the Netherlands.
The Chilean Federation explained that on 4 May it sent a complaint to the FIFA Disciplinary Commission “against player Byron David Castillo Segura and the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation due to the use of a false birth certificate, false declaration of age and partly false nationality”. of the mentioned player”.
According to the information released in Chile, “There is innumerable evidence that the player was born in Colombia, in the city of Tumaco, on July 25, 1995, and not on November 10, 1998 in the city of General Villamil Plaas, Ecuador.,
“The football world cannot close its eyes to so many trials. The practice of serious and conscious irregularities in the registration of players cannot be accepted, especially when we talk about a global competition. On the pitch and There must be fair play outside”, added the Chilean federation’s statement.
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