June 7, 2023

Argentina & Netherlands charged by FIFA after bad-tempered quarter-final

Argentina and the Netherlands are experiencing disciplinary proceedings from FIFA just after their lousy-tempered Globe Cup quarter-final clash.

Tempers flared in the course of the match as things threatened to boil in excess of on much more than just one event, with multiple scraps breaking out between the two sides.

Referee Antonio Lahoz issued 18 yellow cards in the course of the match – a Environment Cup report – and gave Dutch appropriate-back again Denzel Dumfries his marching orders.

The terrible blood continued through the penalty shootout that noticed Argentina progress to the semi-finals, with the Dutch gamers showing up to endeavor to distract the opposition players.

The fracas continued immediately after the ultimate whistle, with even the famously peaceful Lionel Messi finding a combat with the Netherlands’ Wout Weghorst.

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FIFA confirmed its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings in opposition to Argentina “because of to prospective breaches of content 12 (misconduct of players and officers) and 16 (order and safety at matches)”.

The statement continued: “Also, the FIFA disciplinary committee has opened proceedings in opposition to the Dutch Football Association thanks to likely breaches of posting 12 of the Fifa disciplinary code in relation to the identical match.”

Argentina will now confront off in opposition to Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals as they glance to acquire their to start with World Cup due to the fact 1986, and their third overall.

Netherlands supervisor Louis van Gaal experienced currently verified he would be stepping down after the competition and has remaining his put up with rapid influence.