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Expert FIFA regulations lawyer warns Ecuador on Byron Castillo case: 'I'm not optimistic'

Expert FIFA regulations lawyer warns Ecuador on Byron Castillo case: ‘I’m not optimistic’

The Byron Castillo case He started his cycle. FIFA already Open disciplinary action Against the player for the possibility of violating the invitation standards for the matches in which he participated as a defender of the Ecuadorean national team in the last qualifiers for the World Cup Qatar 2022.

If the body accepts the claims of the Chilean federation, the points of the duels in which the defender participated would go to his rivals, a situation that would leave La Roja in fourth place and Bakota in the World Cup.

From the start of the case in Ecuador they closed on maintaining a position they were sure this would only stay in claim and it wouldn’t be complicated for Tricolor to go play the tournament in Qatar.

However, lawyer and expert on FIFA regulations Jorge Sosa showed a more cautious stance on the issue. “YOr, frankly, I’m not optimistic. FIFA could have said it had no jurisdiction or opened a file with the ethics committee, which takes action against individual players. But this was before the Disciplinary Committee, which does not impose penalties on unions‘,” the litigant noted with Ecuadorean media outlet Wuan Plus.

There, he also referred to the penalties that Ecuador would face if the accusations were verified. “According to the law of discipline, it is the loss of points or defeats in all matches played. This would leave us out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup″, highlighted.

He also explained that the Ecuadorean Football Federation must now “establish that there is no doubt that he is an Ecuadorean, that he lives and acts like any Ecuadorean, so that there can be no doubt that there is no fraudulent act.”

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All this because FIFA gives the federation the responsibility.”Not only on purpose, but due to negligence or any other act of the player, making the Federation guilty of even a slight error“.

“You could say there was no negligence, but Shelly could say, in quotation marks, that she didn’t care what the father of the family should have. That’s what a slight guilt feels like. If you are not careful, even though there are alerts, it makes you responsible“.