Byron Castillo: FIFA investigates Chile’s claim over Ecuador player

Plenty of aspects about FIFA’s 2022 World Cup have been shrouded in controversy, so it’s perhaps fitting that just over six months out from the start of play in Qatar, another takes center stage.

This one focuses on Chile’s allegation that Ecuador fielded an ineligible player during qualifying and should this be booted from the 32-team World Cup field. The Tri qualified for just the fourth time in its history (2002, 2006, 2014) and was drawn into Qatar’s group, where it is due to be the host’s first World Cup opponent ever. That is, unless Chile gets its way.


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