Ecuador In Hot Water With FIFA Over Fans Taunting Chile

Ecuador supporters cheer ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group A football match between Qatar and Ecuador at the Al-Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, north of Doha on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Ecuador is in hot water with FIFA after its fans allegedly used discriminatory chants directed at South American rival Chile.
  • The chants came during Ecuador’s 2-0 victory over host country Qatar on the first day of the World Cup.
  • Chile claimed that Ecuador had been using an ineligible player, Byron Castillo, who is of Chilean origin. However, Chile claimed to have documents to prove that the player could play for them, leading Chile to lose the appeal.

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