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Fake birth certificates of players, Ecuador will be removed from the 2022 World Cup and replaced by Italy?

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Ecuador National Team

The Ecuadorian national team is under FIFA investigation and may be removed from the list of participants for the 2022 World Cup . Now, there is speculation that Chile or Italy might replace Ecuador at the 2022 World Cup.

Ecuador is one of 30 countries that have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ecuador qualified after occupying fourth place in the final standings of the 2022 World Cup Qualifications in the CONMEBOL zone.

However, according to a report by Football Italia, Thursday (9/6/2022), FIFA will make a decision on this controversy tomorrow morning and Ecuador’s position is very difficult to justify.

They are accused of falsifying player Byron Castillo’s birth certificate and passport to make it appear as if he was born in Ecuador.

Following a complaint from Chile, it was discovered that Castillo was actually born in Colombia and did not have the right to Ecuadorian citizenship. Chile immediately protested and demanded that Ecuador be removed from the 2022 World Cup.

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Maybe Replaced Italy?

Italian players celebrate

In theory, Italy will be promoted to the 2022 World Cup as the highest eliminated team in the FIFA world rankings.

However, FIFA will most likely give a slot to Chile. Because, Chile comes from the same zone as Ecuador so that it can become the fourth CONMEBOL representative. Meanwhile, Italy from the European zone.

Chile demanded that Ecuador be punished with dropping points in eight matches played by Castillo. That would give Ecuador’s opponents the three points. Thus, Chile rose to fourth in the standings and automatically qualified for the 2022 World Cup.

Castillo has nine senior caps for Ecuador, playing in eight World Cup qualifiers. Originally, at the 2022 World Cup, Ecuador was placed in Group A with hosts Qatar, the Netherlands and Senegal.

Check out the complete list of 30 of the 32 countries that have qualified for the 2022 World Cup below.

Group A

Netherlands in UEFA Nations League 2022/23
  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • Dutch

Group B

England’s national team won 2-1 over Switzerland in a test match at Wembley, Sunday (27/3/2022) early morning WIB
  • English
  • Iran
  • United States of America
  • Wales

Group C

Lionel Messi’s action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium, Monday (6/6/2022) early morning
  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

D group

The French squad celebrates Adrien Rabiot’s goal against Croatia in the UEFA Nations League A Group 1 match on Tuesday
  • French
  • AFC vs CONMEBOL play-offs
  • Denmark
  • Tunis

Group E

Germany in the UEFA Nations League
  • Spanish
  • CONCACAF vs OFC Play play-offs
  • German
  • Japan

Group F

Croatia captain Luka Modric
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Croatia

G Group

Neymar (second from left) celebrates his goal in the South Korea vs Brazil match at Seoul Sang-am Stadium, Seoul, South Korea, Thursday (01/06/2022)
  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

H group

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Switzerland in matchday 2 of Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • South Korea
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