World soccer ruling body FIFA is set to dish out disciplinary measure against World cup contenders Mexico and Ecuador following offensive chants heard from their fans during their opening world cup matches in Qatar.
Both nations’ federations could face sanctions following fan behaviour.
Fans of both countries allegedly sung homophobic chants during the two nations’ opening World Cup 2022 matches.
While beating hosts Qatar 2-0 in the opening match of the tournament, Ecuador fans were reportedly chanting homophobic chants aimed at Chilean people. Prior to World Cup 2022 kicking off, Chile’s FA appealed the eligibility of Ecuador defender Byron Castillo, claiming he is Colombian playing under a false age.
Same offensive chants were heard during Mexico’s encounter against Poland.
While Ecuador earned a 2-0 win over hosts Qatar, Mexico played out a 0-0 draw against Poland. The Qatar World cup has recorded a lot off the pitch controversies with FIFA put on its toes in an effort to make sure that all attention remain only on football.