Chile was missing five points in fifth place, which Peru got and can play for a World Cup ticket with the Intercontinental Play-offs against the winner of United Arab Emirates against Australia. There are even six points on Ecuador that had placed behind Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay and is in Qatar. Or not?
As the FIFA confirmed to the SID, Chile has filed a protest at the World Association because Ecuador is said to have used a player that is not entitled to play in the South America qualification with defender Byron Castillo – Castillo is supposed to be Colombian. The New York Times had first reported on the case.
For example, the multi -page application for Chile to FIFA, which is available to the Times, is said to contain a birth certificate Castillos, which is intended to prove that the defender was born in Colombia.
Chile is now hoping that all games with Castillos participation will be canceled and that fourth place in the final accounting would be in place with a starting place at the World Cup.