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CAS to listen to attraction from Chile over Ecuador’s World Cup place

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The Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has granted an attraction by the Chilean soccer federation (FFCH) towards FIFA’s resolution to permit Ecuador to play on the World Cup regardless of allegations they fielded an ineligible participant, it stated on Friday.

World governing physique FIFA dismissed an attraction earlier this month within the case of Ecuadorean participant Byron Castillo, who Chile alleged was ineligible to play in qualifying since he was born in Colombia.

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Castillo performed in eight of Ecuador’s qualifying video games — together with twice towards Chile — for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as they took fourth place, whereas Chile completed seventh. Ecuador have denied that the participant was ineligible.

CAS stated it had additionally accepted an attraction by the Peruvian soccer federation (FPF). Fifth-placed Peru missed out on the final computerized spot however superior to the inter-confederation playoffs, the place they misplaced to Australia.

“The attraction filed by the FPF is directed on the Ecuador soccer affiliation (FEF) and FIFA. The FPF requests that Ecuador be excluded from the FIFA World Cup 2022 and changed by Peru, which is the most effective runner-up,” CAS stated in an announcement.

“[Chile’s] FFCH requests CAS to rule that the Participant was ineligible for the eight matches performed within the qualifiers, declaring these matches as forfeited and putting Chile within the fourth place within the South America 2022 World Cup Qualifiers.”

A choice is predicted by Nov. 10, days earlier than the World Cup kicks off on Nov. 20 with Ecuador scheduled to tackle hosts Qatar.

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