FIFA rejected the request of Chile and Peru for the Byron Castillo case: this is the ruling

FIFA rejected the request of Chile and Peru for the Byron Castillo case: this is the ruling

Learn why FIFA decided to reject the claim of Chile and Peru in the Byron Castillo case.

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FIFA rejected Chile and Peru's request for the Byron Castillo case: this is the ruling

Byron Castillo will be able to play the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Ecuador.

It's official. FIFA ratified the presence of Ecuador in the Qatar 2022 World Cup after the second hearing they had with the National Professional Football Association (ANFP), the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) and the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) on the Byron case Castle.

The FIFA Appeal Committee 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 Committee relative to  possible breach by 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 Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup™.

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 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, section. 1 of the Application Regulations of the Statutes of FIFA.

The decisions of the Appeal Committee have been notified to the affected parties today. This decision is subject to appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA rejected Chile and Peru's request for the Byron Castillo case: this is the ruling

FIFA statement on the Byron Castillo case./

WHAT IS CHILE CLAIMING?

The National Association of Professional Soccer (ANFP) went to the desks of FIFA pointing out that Byron Castillo was not born in Ecuador, but in Colombia, and that he had falsified his identity documents. From the southern country they demand a sanction for the player and for the 'Tri', which could precisely be left out of the World Cup.

Of course, it is worth mentioning that in the first instance FIFA rejected Chile's request and replied that it did not find any changes in the case.