Chile denounced Ecuador before FIFA and presses for it not to go to the World Cup in Qatar: “They cannot close their eyes to so many tests”

Byron Castillo represented Ecuador in several games of the Qualifiers and there is a controversy about his nationality (Photo: REUTERS) (MARCELO HERNANDEZ /)

Through a statement on its institutional web portal, the National Professional Football Association (ANFP) from Chili has reported that he has filed a complaint with the FIFA for the controversial case of Byron Castilloa footballer who represented the Ecuador national team in matches against The Red during the Qualifiers for the 2022 Qatar World Cup but would have Colombian nationality.

After extensive analysis and research carried out by the law firm of the Brazilian jurist Eduardo Carlezzowho in 2016 was already in charge of the case of the Bolivian Nelson Cabrera, with whom Chili scored two extra points on his way to Russia 2018the Chilean Federation concluded that there is the necessary evidence to file a claim against Ecuador.

“Through the Carlezzo Abogados study, we sent the FIFA Disciplinary Committee a complaint against the player Byron David Castillo Segura and the Ecuadorian Football Federation, due to the use of false birth certificate, false declaration of age and false nationality by the mentioned player”, says the letter.

In the claim that the ANFP sent to the body that regulates world football there are different tests that would show that Castle He would have presented false documents. “The facts are too serious and must be thoroughly investigated by FIFA”they added.

From the Chilean entity they point out that there are “countless tests” about what Byron Castillowho plays for Barcelona de Guayaquil, was born in the city of Tumaco (Colombia) on July 25, 1995 and not in the city of General Villamil Playas (Ecuador) on November 10, 1998.

The world of football cannot close its eyes to so many tests. The practice of serious and conscious irregularities in the registration of players cannot be accepted, especially when we are talking about a world competition. There must be fair play on and off the field.”, closes the statement of the ANFP.

The ultimate goal of this claim before the FIFA is that the chilean national team I managed to play the Qatar World Cup 2022something that would be possible if Ecuador loses all the points he earned in the eight Playoffs games he Castle was present. The defender played against Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia and, of course, before Chili (0-0 in Quito; 0-2 in Santiago). If the FIFA sanctions the Tri for “improper alignment”, Chili would add six units, would reach the 24 points and would qualify directly for the next World Cup.

When Infobae contacted senior members of the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF)dismissed the possibility that their national team will not be part of the Group A of the world beside Qatar, Senegal and the Netherlands because they feel protected by a judicial approval of June 2021 that allowed Byron Castillo be summoned. On the other hand, these members clarified that the document that circulated on social networks about the nationality of Castle belongs to the footballer’s older brother, whose name is Bayron Javier Castillo Safe.


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