FIFA charges Argentina over World Cup final celebrations

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against the Argentine Football Association for alleged offensive player misconduct and violations of fair play at the World Cup final. FIFA cited its media and marketing regulations for prosecuting the case. It appears to relate to a boisterous celebration by players running through the interview zone after the game on Dec. 18. Argentina beat France in a penalty shootout after a thrilling 3-3 draw at Lusail Stadium in Qatar. Three hours later players ran and sang through the official interview area and damaged flimsy partition walls without stopping to speak to media.

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