CAS rejects Chile’s appeal over Ecuador’s eligibility to play in Qatar 2022 World Cup


The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Chile’s attraction over Ecuador’s Byron Castillo’s eligibility, permitting Ecuador to go beforehand with the FIFA World Cup plans as scheduled.

Ecuadorian defender Byron Castillo was once below trial for alleged ineligibility to play in the FIFA World Cup, due to the fact investigations (by Marca and Mail) had cautioned that the right-back has entered the u . s . a . from Colombia and that his mother and father had been each Colombian.

This bit was once upheld via the court, in charge for an act of forgery underneath Article 21, paragraph two of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

“In the existing case, even though it is actual that the Player’s Ecuadorian passport used to be authentic, the statistics contained in the stated passport was once false.

Specifically, the Arbitration Formation used to be satisfied that the Player’s region and date of delivery in the Player’s passport have been mistaken due to the fact that the Player was once born in Tumaco, Colombia, on June 25, 1995,” the Court stated in a statement.

However, it additionally stated that Ecuador did no longer violate Article 22 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code as the Player used to be eligible to take part in the preliminary qualifying segment for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

As a result, regardless of arguments submitted by way of Peru and Chile, on November four and 5 respectively, the CAS gave the inexperienced sign for Ecuador to play in Qatar 2022.

“In view of the truth that the nationality of a participant to play for an affiliation nationality is decided by way of country wide legislation, the Player used to be eligible to play for the Ecuadorian country wide group due to the fact that the Ecuadorian authorities identified that he was once an Ecuadorian national,” the CAS added.

Ecuador is drawn in Group A, alongside with host Qatar, Netherlands and Senegal and opens its World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Qatar on November 20.

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