FIFA mentioned its disciplinary committee closed the proceedings within the declare that Ecuador defender Byron Castillo, who performed in eight qualifying video games, was ineligible.
Chile’s soccer federation claimed to have paperwork proving Castillo is definitely Colombian.
Ecuador risked forfeiting all eight video games as 3-0 losses and dropping from fourth place within the South American qualifying group that led to March. Chile would have risen to fourth within the standings.
“After analyzing the submissions of all events involved and contemplating all parts introduced earlier than it, the FIFA disciplinary committee has determined to shut the proceedings initiated in opposition to the [Ecuador football federation],” FIFA mentioned in an announcement.
Chile can problem the ruling at FIFA’s appeals committee and probably later on the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport.
The World Cup draw was made April 1 for the event being performed in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18.