FIFA dismisses Chile appeal, Ecuador keeps spot at World Cup

FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible to play during the qualifiers.

FILE PHOTO: Ecuador’s Byron Castillo stands for the national anthem before an international friendly against Cape Verde on June 11, 2022.

FILE PHOTO: Ecuador’s Byron Castillo stands for the national anthem before an international friendly against Cape Verde on June 11, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP

FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible to play during the qualifiers.

Ecuador will play at the 2022 World Cup after FIFA dismissed an appeal in the case of Ecuadorean player Byron Castillo whom Chile claimed was ineligible to play during the qualifiers, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

"Amongst other considerations, it deemed that on the basis of the documents presented, the player was to be considered as holding permanent Ecuadorean nationality," FIFA said in a statement.

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