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Qatar 2022 Aftermath: FIFA Bans Cavani – Godin And 2 Other Uruguayans


World football governing body, FIFA has suspended Uruguayan captain, Diego Godin and striker Edinson Cavani for a match each.

Gatekeepers News reports that FIFA also imposed a four-match ban each on Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez.

The match bans come after their roles in confronting a referee, Daniel Siebert after their World Cup game against Ghana.

The world football governing body instituted proceedings against the players who angrily harassed the referee after crashing out of the tournament in Qatar, despite defeating Ghana 2-0 in their final group match on December 2.

In the Group H deciders, South Korea scored in stoppage time to beat Portugal 2-1 outliving the Uruguayan chance to qualify for the last 16.

The Koreans went through after scoring one goal more than the South Americans over their three matches.

The German referee, Siebert, decided not to award penalties for tackles on Darwin Nunez in the opening half and Cavani in the dying minutes, with striker Luis Suarez saying after the game that FIFA was “against Uruguay”.

In addition to the ban, the players will also have to carry out football-related community service and will pay fines of up to 20,000 Swiss francs ($21,701).

According to The Goal, the Uruguayan FA was additionally fined 50,000 Swiss francs for the behaviour of its supporters and team members.

Uruguay were also ordered to partially close their stadium for their next FIFA “A” international match as hosts.

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