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Saturday, 28 January 2023 11:47

FIFA rolls out punishment for Cavani, Godin, Muslera, Gimenez

FIFA on Friday imposed four-match suspensions on Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez.

While Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for a game each after they confronted the referee following their World Cup match against Ghana.


FIFA launched proceedings against the players who angrily harangued the referee after crashing out of the tournament in Qatar, in spite of beating Ghana 2-0 in their final group match on Dec. 2.

In the Group H deciders, Uruguay had one foot in the last 16 before South Korea scored in stoppage time to beat Portugal 2-1 and went through by virtue of scoring one goal more than the South Americans over their three matches.

German referee, Daniel Siebert, decided not to award penalties for tackles on Darwin Nunez in the opening half and Cavani in the dying minutes, with striker Luis Suarez saying after the game that FIFA was “against Uruguay”.


The players will also have to carry out football-related community service and will pay fines of up to 20,000 Swiss francs ($21,701).

The Uruguayan FA was additionally fined 50,000 Swiss francs for the behavior of its supporters and team members, FIFA said.

Uruguay was also ordered to partially close their stadium for their next FIFA “A” international match as hosts.

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