Peru and Chile appeal to the TAS the case of Byron Castillo

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) agreed to review an appeal from the Chilean Football Federation (FFCH) against the decision of the FIFA to allow Ecuador play in the Qatar World Cup 2022over allegations that he fielded an ineligible player in qualifying matches.

Earlier this month, world soccer’s governing body dismissed an appeal in the case of the Ecuadorian player Byron Castillo, Chili had argued that the defender cannot be called up for the Guarani team because he was born in Colombia.

The FFCH (of Chile) asks the CAS to rule that the player was not eligible for the eight matches played in the Qualifiers, declaring those matches lost and placing Chile in fourth position in the South American Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup .

Castle played eight qualifying matches Ecuador, including two against Chile, heading to the Qatar World Cup. Ecuador has denied that the player was ineligible.

In addition, the TAS also accepted an appeal from the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF). Peru They finished fifth in the South American Qualifiers and in case Ecuador does not participate, they will be the substitutes.

The appeal filed by the FPF is addressed to the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) and to FIFA. The FPF requests that Ecuador be excluded from the 2022 FIFA World Cup and replaced by Peru, which is the next best.

A decision is expected on November 10, days before Qatar 2022on November 20 the contest will start with the match between the ‘guaraníes’ and the host.

(With information from Reuters)