Uruguay did very poorly at last year’s World Cup. The players didn’t show up not only in terms of sports. In the decisive match against Ghana, which decided about the promotion from the group, their emotions let go. who hit the referee with his elbow. In addition, a
Uruguay sanctioned by FIFA
FIFA became interested in the behavior of the Uruguayans and conducted an investigation. On Friday, the organization announced in an official statement that the team had been severely punished. One of the sanctions is the partial closure of the stadium for one of the international matches. For this, the federation must pay 50,000. Swiss franc fines. Financial penalties also reached the players: Jose Maria Gimenez and Fernando Muslera must pay 20,000 francs each. Both were also suspended for four games and must do community service. A fine of 15,000 francs and a one-match suspension were awarded to Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani.
In the justification, FIFA said that the federation suffered consequences not only because of the behavior of the players, but also the fans. “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has found the Uruguayan Football Association responsible for the discriminatory behavior of its supporters, as well as for the offensive conduct and violation of fair play by members of the national team,” we read.
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Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 in the decisive match but were knocked out of the World Cup in Qatar as South Korea beat Portugal 2-1 in the other group match to advance to the round of 16.
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