2022 which is supposed to eliminate interference and possible sanction left in the middle of the World Cup qualifying process
This year there was no one left in this amazing Salvadoran football, as the Argentine journalist Claudio Martinez once said.
And it is that this 2022 Cuscatleco football is about to end the various problems that gave rise to the talk. From the threat of suspension from FIFA for interference in the facefoot, to attempting to sue referees for refusing to dictate any dates of the championship.
Even journalists were not spared this year. Branded as “dancers”, they experienced some of the tournament’s dates. Leaders scrutinize, players sanctioned by Facefoot for “irregularities” in concentrations, etc. As the song says: “I do not forget the old year.”
Here, the main controversies of 2022 in Salvadoran football are detailed.
Football paralyzed and FIFA sanction looming threat
Due to differences between leaders and sports authorities, particularly in affiliation in general sports law, the prosecutor’s office raided the facilities of the Salvadoran Football Federation in July and accused the managers of fraudulent administration and money and asset laundering. In parallel, the Indes appointed a normalization commission that lasted only one day, while soccer in the professional leagues was paralyzed and the threat of a FIFA suspension loomed large. After more than a month, FIFA appointed a regularization committee, and football resumed; And he didn’t say anything about the alleged crimes.
Controversy in U-20 before the World Cup
Hours after debuting in the Under-20 tournament, which delivered tickets for the World Cup and two places in the category at the Olympic Games in June, the Under-20 players condemned the “unprofessional treatment” by Facefoot. The players informed the Secretary General of Facefoot not to allow them to hold a gathering on the beach, an activity for which, according to them, the Federation would only provide transportation. Then, he said, another manager downplayed what was at stake in the tournament, and they eventually admitted they had not agreed on the prizes. In football, Azulita did not score any goals in the tournament.
The match against Canada was in jeopardy
Once again, awards and complaints by players for playing under extreme temperatures against the United States, for which Facefoot president Hugo Carrillo blamed them, revealed that the Qatar 2022 octagon en route to the game against Canada A few hours before the chosen ones say they are not going to show commitment, they back down and say they will play. In the end they lose the match.
Edgar Ramirez, referee of the final, an injury that was not
Referee Edgar Ramirez was reportedly injured and replaced during the final match of the Clausura 2022 tournament between Alianza and Águila in May. Facing criticism, discovering he falsified a radiological examination, he admits it and is provisionally suspended by the Facefoot Arbitration Commission on 2 June. Alianza filed a brief with the prosecutor’s office, asking that the matter be investigated. Ramirez is still suspended and the topic was never discussed again.
The referee refused to blow the whistle for the second day’s match
Day 2 of the Apertura 2022 tournament was not completed because the referee refused to give instructions until the arbitration commission showed them a document certified by Facefoot, which at the time was being questioned by the prosecutor’s office. Only one game was played – Alianza Vs. 11 Deportivo-, but, according to the referee, he presented himself as believing that the commission acted with federal support. On non-receipt of the said document, he chose not to appear at the stadium. The leaders threatened to denounce the referee before FGR with Ivan Barton as spokesman, who later did a great job in Qatar.
Eric Rivera cleared for doping
In January, striker Eric Rivera tested positive for doping after the first leg against Canada for an octagonal qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. According to some versions, it was a drug injected into his injured ankle, which had a drug banned by FIFA, earning him a 4-year ban in August. At the end of the year he played in the National League.
Aguil and Firpo, also facing each other in the stands
On February 19, Firpo and Aguila fans got into a brawl during match day 8 of the Clausura 2022 tournament at the Sergio Torres Stadium in Usulután. Facefoot fined each team $1,500, as well as 4 and 2 games behind closed doors, respectively. Miguel’s men appeal the sanctioning of the two matches behind closed doors and refuse to pay the fine considering the penalty unfair as the events were not at their headquarters. A few days later, the appeals commission ordered the suspension of the sanctions and fines, considering them “disproportionate”.
Jorge “Zarco” Rodríguez made allegations against journalists
The FAS technician, Jorge Rodríguez, called a communicator of the program “La Polemica” a “dance journalist” for criticizing his team. “A ‘Dancer’ journalist wants someone to show him, the one from” La Polemica “. Thank God, I won three championships with Metapan, two with Alianza and one with FAS. Unfortunately, he doesn’t talk about football. I don’t know anything”, the coach snapped.
acceptance of selecta players
Twelve football players were sanctioned for “irregular acts” during the Selecta tour of the United States in November. Six of them received a two-month ban from the national team. In a statement, the Facefoot Disciplinary Committee specifies that the players involved have committed one or more of the conducts marked in Article 7, the textual hymn, which is regarded as a “serious offence”, saying that in article concentration “indecent, wrong or inconvenient acts”. hotel. Some of those sanctioned showed dissent and defended themselves against the allegations.
Stomp on the shirts of Jomel Williams and Firpo
With the Clausura 2022 tournament underway on day 13 and Firpo having been defeated by Atlético Marte, in his frustration, Jamaican striker Jomel Williams left the field and was booed by the fans, throwing his shirt on the ground in response And stomped on it. The action evoked the fury of not only fans, but former players and even teammates of the attacker. The team penalizes the player with half his salary for the remainder of the tournament. Finally, he apologises: “From the bottom of my heart I take this with great responsibility… I know it was a big mistake, which I regret to this day.” Then he went to Aguila.
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