World football governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay’s football association and four players over their conduct at the end of their final World Cup group game against Ghana.
Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 but went out on goals scored, finishing third behind South Korea in Group H.
Uruguay’s players reacted furiously at full-time, confronting the referee and appearing to manhandle an assistant after they failed to award a penalty after a coming together between Darwin Nunez and Alidu Seidu.
Players who could all face potential punishments for breaches of FIFA’s disciplinary code relating to offensive behaviour and misconduct are Jose Maria Gimenez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, and Diego Godin.
The Uruguayan FA faces action for the same breaches of the code, as well as another relating to discrimination.
Forward Cavani was filmed pushing over the pitchside monitor as he walked down the tunnel after the match.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas, Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu