After a hearing, the highest football body issued a resolution. 

After a hearing, the highest football body issued a resolution. 

The Byron Castillo case, which has kept the South American tie in suspense, even a few months before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, is coming to an end, with a favorable resolution for Ecuador.

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Fifa decision

After hearing, the highest entity of soccer issued a resolution. 

Fifa ratified Ecuador again in the World Cup after a second hearing that was held on Thursday, September 15, after the demand of the associations of Chile and Peru about the player's nationality.

“The Fifa Appeals Commission has ruled on the appeals filed by the Chilean Football Federation (FFCH) and the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) against the decision adopted by the Fifa Disciplinary Commission regarding the possible breach Byron David Castillo Segura of the call criteria to participate with the national team of the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) in eight qualifying matches, corresponding to the preliminary phase of the FIFA World Cup”, begins the official resolution.

“After analyzing the documentation received from the parties and holding the corresponding hearing, the Appeal Commission ratified the decision of the Disciplinary Commission to close the investigation of the case < /b>initiated against the FEF. Based on the documentation received, among other considerations, it has been estimated that the player should be considered a holder of permanent Ecuadorian nationality, in accordance with art. 5, par. 1 of the Fifa Statutes Application Regulations”.

What's next?

The decisions of the Fifa Appeals Commission have been notified to the affected parties this Friday.Now, the decision is subject to appeal that the claimants may present before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Mexican León's Castillo is among the 28 called up by Ecuador coach Gustavo Alfaro, for friendly matches against Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Castillo, 23, was included this Thursday in the payroll of the Argentine coach on the same day that the hearing of the Fifa Appeals Commission was held in Zurich (Switzerland) to review the complaint filed by Chile for alleged irregularities in the player's origin.

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