With a resounding ruling in favor of Ecuador, on June 10, FIFA dismissed the complaint filed by the National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) of Chile for alleged irregularities in the nationality of Byron Castillo.
Once the decision was known, the Araucanian soccer body, through its legal representative, Eduardo Carlezzo, announced that they would appeal the fact and that, if they do not receive a favorable response, they will resort to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS).
Chile hopes to obtain an answer in favor so that its selection enters, by administrative means, the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and that the Tricolor is disqualified.
“There is concern in the ANFP. Despite the fact that last Monday ten days have passed since the ruling (in) that FIFA rejected Chile’s complaint against Ecuador for the possible ineligibility of Byron Castillo, the full document with the ruling’s arguments has not yet arrived at the Quilín offices. ”, said a note published in the newspaper The Mercuryfrom Santiago.
“This procedure is vital for the next step that national football intends to take in this legal battle. Although his intention to go to the FIFA Appeals Chamber has already been stated, he cannot do so without having the document that must be sent from Zurich,” added the newspaper.
It is also said that the Chilean federation is in constant contact with the Brazilian Carlezzo, who has informed them that he has not received any documents.
“The lawyer is waiting (for the grounds) to define the next steps to follow in the fight to try to get a place in the World Cup in Qatar at the expense of the Ecuadorian team,” the newspaper said. (D)