FIFA Open Disciplinary Investigation Into Four Uruguay Players

FIFA have opened proceedings against four Uruguay players for their behavior after being eliminated from Group H. Despite winning 2-0 against Ghana in their final match, La Celeste were treated to a shock win by South Korea over Portugal in the other group match, with the Asian giants tipping them to a second place finish.

Tempers flared at full time, as the Uruguay players, led by a fiery Jose Gimenez picked aim at experienced referee Daniel Siebert and other FIFA officials who were trying to cool things down. Two penalty appeals – one on Darwin Nunez and another on Edison Cavani – were dismissed by the German referee, and that certainly irked the South Americans.

As per Calciomercato, four players, including Fernando Muslera, Diego Godin, Gimenez and Cavani have been announced in an official statement by FIFA.

“The FIFA disciplinary commission has initiated proceedings against the AUF for potential violations of articles 11 (offensive behavior and violation of the principles of fair play), 12 (misconduct of players and officials) and 13 (discrimination) of the disciplinary code of the FIFA in relation to the incidents during the World Cup match between Ghana and Uruguay on December 2. Separate cases have been opened against Uruguayan players José María Giménez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera and Diego Godín for potential violations of Articles 11 and 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in relation to the incidents that occurred after the aforementioned match.”

Gimenez was seen shoving a FIFA official in the back of the head while trying to surround the referee, whereas Cavani punched a television VAR monitor when exiting the venue though the tunnel.

It is reported that Gimenez could face up to a 15 match ban translated into club duties.

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