2022 World Cup: FIFA Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Over Ecuador Fans'

By Chimezie Nebolisa

The world football governing body FIFA have launched disciplinary proceedings over chants by Ecuador fans during their World Cup opener against hosts Qatar.

FIFA did not say what the chants were but said it came under article 13 of its disciplinary code, which includes discriminatory or abusive words.

Ecuador beat Qatar 2-0 on Sunday to launch the World Cup.

A statement from FIFA read: "The FIFA disciplinary committee has opened proceedings against the Ecuadoran Football Association due to chants by Ecuadoran supporters during the Qatar v. Ecuador Fifa World Cup match played on 20 November."