CAS allow Ecuador to keep World Cup spot

Ecuador will play at this yr’s World Cup in Qatar after the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday mentioned Byron Castillo, whom Chile claimed was ineligible to play through the qualifiers, was deemed an Ecuadorian nationwide.

Ecuador will, nonetheless, get a three-point deduction initially of the following spherical of World Cup qualifiers and can pay a high quality of 100,000 Swiss Francs ($101,605.36) for the “use of a doc containing false data”, CAS mentioned.

Ecuador had been drawn in Group A alongside Qatar, Senegal and the Netherlands and the South American group had been set to play the hosts when the World Cup kicks off on Nov. 20.

In September, FIFA had dismissed Chile’s enchantment following their authentic grievance that Castillo was born in Tumaco, Colombia in 1995 and never within the Ecuadorean metropolis of Normal Villamil Playas in 1998, as said on his official paperwork.

Castillo performed in eight of Ecuador’s qualifying video games — together with twice towards Chile — for the Qatar World Cup as they took fourth place. Ecuador have denied that the participant was ineligible.

Peru completed fifth in South American qualifying, lacking out on the final computerized spot for Qatar whereas Chile completed seventh.

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