Argentina under FIFA investigation after penalty win over Netherlands at the World Cup 2022
Argentina is being investigated by FIFA following the events of their 2022 World Cup quarter-final win over the Netherlands. The South Americans needed penalties to advance to the semi-finals.
As the Albiceleste looked to cruise through, Lionel Messi set up Nahuel Molina to open the scoring before converting from the spot. Wout Weghorst came off the bench in the second half and scored a late double to force overtime.
It was a savage battle, with referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz issuing more than a dozen yellow cards. After the game, Lahoz also issued a red card to Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries. FIFA is now investigating the game’s events.
“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) and 16 (Order and security at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code during the Netherlands v. Argentina FIFA World Cup™ match that took place on 9 December,” FIFA’s statement read.
Argentina head coach Scaloni was shown a yellow card too, along with a number of members of his squad. Weghorst, meanwhile, was booked long before entering the fray after an incident on the touchline.