The 2022 Qatar World Cup is not peaceful! Tunisia's World Cup qualification in jeopardy
The 2022 World Cup list was announced as early as April. Tunisia, who participated in the team, performed very well this year. They defeated Mali in the third round of the African qualifying round and won the World Cup group stage. qualifications. But good times don't last. I didn't expect that World Football Tunisia suddenly broke out in internal conflict last month, which will lead to the possible loss of Qatar World Cup qualification.
World Cup turmoil keeps Ecuador disqualified
Before this, South American media reported that Chile filed a complaint against Ecuador for using illegal players. The Chilean lawyer pointed out that the Ecuadorian player Castillo is actually Colombian, and the Ecuadorian Football Association even did not know about it and forged documents. Not only that, the player even participated in as many as 8 games in the World Cup qualifying match, and it was revealed that Ecuadorian players violated doping regulations.
I thought that Ecuador would be deprived of the 2022 World Cup qualification, but FIFA finally used the evidence of Castillo's brother as evidence, claiming that I hold Ecuadorian nationality to end the investigation and still retain the Ecuadorian World Cup football match qualifications.
Can Tunisia retain its qualification for the World Cup?
The Ecuador incident is suspected of 2022 World Cup regulations, and it is basically up to FIFA to decide whether to violate the regulations or not. But the turmoil in Tunisia this time is not that simple. The reason is that there is an open conflict between the government's sports department and the football association. The government may force the dissolution of the football association and cause Tunisia to be disqualified from the World Cup.
The reason for the incident was that Tunisia was accused of playing match-fixing after the league playoffs. At present, the Tunisia Football Association has suspended goalkeeper Wael Kordi and defender Houssem Ramadhane for 5 years for "non-compliance with sports regulations". A fine of 50,000 dinars (15,452 euros) is imposed.
The Tunisian sports department is very dissatisfied with the result, accusing the federation's appeal committee of temporarily changing the rules of the game, and even threatening to dissolve the Football Association if serious violations are found in the investigation. The two sides are currently in a tense situation.
How big is the impact of Tunisia's loss to the FA?
Due to participating in the World Football Championships or major national cup competitions, all FIFA-related events require the Football Association. Previously, Kenya and Zimbabwe were dissolved due to fraud and embezzlement of public funds by the chairman of the Football Association, and they lost their qualifications for the World Football Association. If the situation in Tunisia is too serious this time, and the Football Association must be dissolved, then the qualification for the 2022 World Football Team cannot be retained.
Tunisia has performed well in various competitions recently. It has always been on the list in the African region of the World Cup, and it is an outstanding existence. It is a pity that it was blocked by other strong teams in the top 32 group D of the world football team, but their strength is still It should not be underestimated. If the government arbitrarily disbands this African representative power, it is not in the national interest, and it may be criticized by the outside world.
I believe that FIFA will not turn a blind eye to this conflict, but if Tunisia cannot retain the qualification for the 2022 World Cup, it can only be played by other World Cup African teams.