FIFA has opened disciplinary case towards Lionel Messi-led Argentina for the on-field confrontations that occurred between Argentina and Netherlands within the quarter-final match on Saturday. The South American staff had cruised into the semi-final having gained 4-3 on penalties over Netherlands after the rating acquired tied at 2-2 regardless of going into additional time. Argentina’s Nahuel Molina had supplied 1-0 result in his staff within the thirty fifth minute which was consolidated additional as 2-0 when Messi scored within the 73rd minute by way of penalty. But Netherlands’ Wout Weghorst struck twice within the 83rd minute and 90+11′ minute to stage the rating 2-2 and ship the match into penalty shootout.
During additional time and penalty shootout, there have been a number of verbal altercations and jibe-making between the gamers of each groups. The match noticed 14 yellow playing cards being proven to the gamers for his or her on-field antics. As quickly as Argentina gained on penalties, the South American gamers had been seen mocking and gesturing to the upset Dutch footballers. Striker Messi was recorded confronting Dutch Manager Louis van Gaal and gesturing him for his feedback concerning the match.
FIFA has confirmed a disciplinary case towards the Argentina staff for breaching its code of conduct.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) and 16 (Order and security at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the Netherlands vs Argentina FIFA World Cup match,” learn the assertion launched by FIFA.
As per reviews, the Netherlands soccer staff can be being investigated for “potential breaches of article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in relation to the identical match.
Meanwhile, Argentina are scheduled to face off towards Croatia within the semi-final on Wednesday, December 14.