Uruguay: Fifa suspends four players for World Cup incidents

Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by

Four Uruguayan players received suspensions after clashing with the referee at the end of a World Cup match against Ghana last month.

Fernando Muslera and Jose Maria Gimenez received four-match bans, while Diego Godin and Edinson Cavani were suspended for one match each.

The Uruguayan players were angry after not being awarded a penalty.

They won the match on December 2nd 2-0, but were eliminated from the World Cup due to the goals scored.

Instead, South Korea progressed by scoring one more goal than Uruguay after they beat Portugal 2-1.

The four Uruguayan players will also have to do football-related community service and pay fines of up to 20,000 Swiss francs (£17,500).

Uruguay’s football association was also fined 50,000 Swiss francs (£44,000) for the behavior of fans and team members, Fifa said, while Uruguay will have to partially close its stadium for its next international host match.