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FIFA Launches Case Over Ecuador Fans' World Cup Chants

FIFA Launches Case Over Ecuador Fans' World Cup Chants

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Following chants by Ecuadorian supporters during their World Cup opener against the hosts Qatar, FIFA began disciplinary action on Tuesday.

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In response to sloganeering by Ecuadorian fans during their World Cup opener against hosts Qatar, FIFA took disciplinary action on Tuesday.

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The global governing body of soccer did not specify what the chants were, but it did state that they violated Article 13 of its code of conduct.

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Ecuador defeated Qatar 2-0 on Sunday to win their first World Cup match.

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Following sloganeering by Ecuadorian fans during the Qatar vs. Ecuador FIFA World Cup match played on November 20, it continued, "The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has initiated proceedings against the Ecuadorian Football Association."

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It is the first such punishment during the World Cup in Qatar, which closes on December 18.