The FIFA publicly announced the opening of a disciplinary file against the Argentine Football Association (AFA) due to the end of the World Cup 2022where the ‘Albiceleste’ of Lionel Messi and company beat France on criminal penalties on December 18 in Doha.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has initiated a procedure against the Argentine Football Association due to possible breach of articles 11 (Offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play) and 12 (Incorrect conduct of players and officials) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, as well as art. 44 of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Regulations and the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Marketing and Media Regulations during the FIFA World Cup final between Argentina and France, explained the FIFA on its website.
The text does not specify the specific attitudes that have motivated the file, but the celebrations of the Argentine players in that final gave a lot to talk about, especially that of the goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez, who after collecting the trophy for the best goalkeeper in the World Cup made an obscene gesture, taking the trophy to his crotch. He was also filmed in the locker room making fun of the French star, Kylian Mbappé.
The French Football Federation (FFF) complained at that time about the treatment of its team and Mbappé after the French defeat and the matter had great repercussions in the European country.
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