Argentina and Holland face a FIFA investigation over their quarter-final clash ending with both teams set to receive a fine for breaking disciplinary code
FIFA will launch an investigation against the Argentinian and Dutch FA’s
The organisation claim FIFA Disciplinary Code was breached in their game
Referee Mateu Lahoz dished out 17 yellow cards throughout the quarter-final
Both teams are set to receive a fine for breaking the Disciplinary Code
FIFA are set to open investigations against both the Argentinian and Dutch Football Associations after their fiery World Cup quarter-final clash.
The two sides battled it out in an ill-tempered last-eight tie on Friday night with Lionel Messi and Argentina emerging victorious on penalties after the score was locked at 2-2 draw after extra-time.
There were 17 bookings in total, as tensions began to boil over, and football’s government body have announced they will be investigating the fiery clash.
In a statement, Fifa’s disciplinary committee confirmed it had launched an investigation into both teams after studying the referee’s match report.
Additionally, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Dutch Football Association due to potential breaches of article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in relation to the same match.’
Team misconduct charges are routine for collecting five yellow cards in a game and thus disciplinary cases were opened against both Argentina and the Netherlands.
Argentina will likely get a heavier fine for the separate disorder charge.
Referee Mateu Lahoz brandished 17 yellow cards in total, with ten of those going to Lionel Scaloni’s side. After the game, Emiliano Martinez hit out at the official’s ‘useless’ performance with both sides aggrieved by his decision-making.
Holland right-back Denzel Dumfries was dismissed after receiving two yellow cards after the final whistle.
Tensions rose after Argentina substitutes and coaches encroached on the field in the late stages as Holland scored two late goals to force extra time.
There were more heated exchanges on the field after Argentina won the penalty shootout following the 2-2 draw with the South American side later seen mocking their opponents.
Both Messi and Martinez were also seen gesturing and shouting things at their Dutch opponents while undertaking post-match media duties.
FIFA gave no timetable for verdicts, which have typically not been published before a team’s next game at this World Cup.
Given the fact that they have not yet reached a decision over Uruguay’s punishment, it is likely they will come to a conclusion after the tournament’s finish.
Players from Uruguay’s side were seen confronting officials after their World Cup elimination before Edinson Cavani pushed over the VAR stand.
FIFA also confirmed that the Croatian Football Federation has been fined CHF 50,000 for breaches related to article 16 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.