World Cup 2022 Argentina under FIFA investigation after penalty win over Netherlands. Argentina is under investigation, according to FIFA, following the incidents that occurred during their victory over the Netherlands in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinal.
To secure their place in the semifinals, the South Americans required penalties.
Lionel Messi assisted Nahuel Molina to score the game’s first goal before converting from the penalty spot as the Albiceleste appeared to win easily.
However, Wout Weghorst came off the bench in the second half and scored a late double to force overtime.
Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz issued more than a dozen yellow cards throughout the tense match.
After the game, Lahoz also dismissed Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries with a red card.
FIFA is now investigating the game’s occurrences.
According to a statement from FIFA, the Argentinian Football Association may have violated paragraphs 12 (Misconduct of Players and Officials) and 16 (Order and Security at Matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the Netherlands vs. Argentina FIFA World CupTM match on December 9.
Along with several of his players, Argentina head coach Scaloni received a yellow card.
While Weghorst was arrested following a confrontation on the sidelines before even entering the fight.