Ecuador World Cup expulsion over Byron Castillo may be necessary embarrassment for FIFA

Expelling Ecuador from the World Cup with two months before it starts is undesirable for FIFA, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen.

In just over two months’ time the 2022 World Cup will kick off in Qatar, but fresh doubt is being sewn over who will even be playing in the tournament’s opening match after fresh allegations were made over the nationality of the Ecuadorian

Castillo made eight appearances for Ecuador during their qualification period for the tournament and they finished the group stage in fourth place behind Brazil

Argentina and Uruguay. But the claim has been made that Castillo isn’t from Ecuador,

He was born in 1995, as opposed to the 1998 date given on his Ecuadorian birth certificate.

He left the Colombian city of Tumaco for San Lorenzo in Ecuador to pursue a career in football.

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