FIFA penalizes Colombian national team for some fans’ behavior

FIFA penalizes Colombian national team for some fans’ behavior

The bad news doesn’t stop there. Amid grief that it failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Colombian national team must now pay a millionaire fine (223 million pesos) imposed by FIFA for alleged instances of discrimination against their fans in some matches from the recent draw.

On Monday morning, May 2, the Fifa Disciplinary Commission confirmed, through a statement, all sanctions imposed during the preparatory phase of Qatar 2022 in the first quarter of this year, including those imposed on the Federation of our country.

“FIFA today published the sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Commission following the incidents that took place in the first quarter of the year during the preparatory phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. In line with their commitment to all forms of discrimination and violence in football, a number of member associations have been sanctioned for the inappropriate behavior of their supporters.

The Colombian national team has been ordered to pay a total of 223 million pesos, plus two games with spectator capacity restrictions, after throwing objects on the pitch and acting discriminatingly at the Roberto Meléndez Metropolitan Stadium in the games against Peru and Bolivia respectively.

The fine comes at a worrying time for Colombian football, which still feels the pain of its absence from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has also been unable to determine who would be the new person who would be given technical leadership in view of the following competencies.

The Colombian Football Association has not yet made an official statement about the sanction.

Source: El heraldo

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