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“Malvinas son Argentinas” sparks FIFA disciplinary proceedings

Saturday, June 14th 2014 - 09:13 UTC
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The controversial banner previous to the Eslovenia-Argentina match The controversial banner previous to the Eslovenia-Argentina match

FIFA can confirm that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against the Argentina Football Association (AFA) relating to an incident that occurred at the friendly match between Argentina and Slovenia on 7 June in La Plata, Argentina.

 Prior to the match, members of the Argentinian national team held a banner stating “Las Malvinas son Argentinas” (the Malvinas are Argentine).

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to open disciplinary proceedings based on an apparent breach of art. 60 of the FIFA Stadium and Security Regulations (“Prevention of provocative and aggressive actions”) and art. 52 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (“Team Misconduct”).

The Argentina FA has been invited to provide its position to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, together with any documentary evidence it might deem appropriate. FIFA will communicate any updates on the proceedings in due course.

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  • HansNiesund

    How long till that banner is in a case at the Museum of Victimhood & Criminality?

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 09:34 am 0
  • toxictaxitrader2

    Oh wait a minute I,ve had £100 pound at 4 to 1 for them to win,
    forget what I said.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 09:35 am 0
  • nigelpwsmith

    Argentina never has and never will own the Falkland Islands.

    They belong to the Falkland Islanders and their children for ever more and only they will decide their nationality.

    Jun 14th, 2014 - 10:21 am 0
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