QATAR: FIFA opened a disciplinary case against Argentina and the Netherlands after their World Cup quarterfinal match on Friday, which was full of chaos.
Argentina’s fine for the separate disturbance case will likely be higher
According to multiple media reports, FIFA cited “order and security at matches” in its disciplinary guidelines to penalise the Lionel Messi-led club.
Spanish referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz set a new World Cup record by sending out Dutch right-back Denzel Dumfries after issuing 17 cautions during the tense match.
The Argentinian Football Association may have violated FIFA Disciplinary Code Sections 12 (Misconduct of Players and Officials) and 16 (Order and Security at Matches) during the December 9 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands, according to reports.
Additionally, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has started proceedings against the Dutch Football Association owing to possible violations of Article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code regarding the same match.
The same $16,000 fine that Saudi Arabia received twice from FIFA’s disciplinary panel for team misbehavior during this World Cup might be levied against both federations, which is equal to 15,000 Swiss francs.
FIFA did not provide a date for making decisions, which are typically made in this World Cup prior to a team’s subsequent game.
Wout Weghorst of the Netherlands scored twice after coming off the bench to win the game, forcing extra time and ultimately penalties.
Both during the game and after it ended, many occurrences took place. Messi, the captain of Argentina, got into a fight with Louis van Gaal, the coach of the Netherlands.
Ultimately, Argentina won the game on penalties. On Tuesday, Argentina and Croatia will play in the World Cup semifinal.