It is still difficult to get out of amazement. The images of the women’s futsal match between Banfield and Gimnasia generated a scandal that had repercussions at the local and international level that it reached the very FIFA, in addition to the condemnation of sports lovers.
The AFA Disciplinary Tribunal opened a file to investigate and punish the obvious unsportsmanlike attitude of the Banfilean team, and FIFA requested that “Go deep” to eradicate this type of situation that threatens sports Fair Play, as he was able to find out TN Sports with AFA sources linked to Futsal.
Banfield lost 4-2 to Gimnasia with four goals against after starting winning the match. The video that went viral shows how the Drill players intentionally kick towards their own goal and the goalkeeper lets the ball pass to make it a goal. The objective was to lose the game to avoid a more difficult crossing in the playoffs that will define the promotion from Second to First Division.
The AFA will summon the Banfield and Gimnasia players to testify and could apply heavy sanctions if it finds one of the teams guilty. “manipulate” the result to favor and harm a third party. The penalties would be for the protagonists, for the coaching staff and for the club.
From FIFA they communicated in the last hours with the president of the Disciplinary Court, Fernando Mitjans, to ask that he go “thoroughly” with the investigation because they consider that what happened violates the most fundamental principles of football and sport in general.
The Banfield leadership announced yesterday that coach Mariano Vila had been disengaged and apologized, arguing: “What happened in this game does not correspond to the values and sports and behavior practices promoted by the club.”
From Gymnastics, on the other hand, there was no official statement and they await the action of the Disciplinary Court: “The material that was disseminated is clear. Now the AFA will take the measures it deems appropriate. Here only the players and futsal lose ”, said Federico Palahy, in charge of discipline at the La Plata club.
The unusual explanation of the coach of Banfield’s women’s futsal, Mariano Vila (Interview Matías Isaac).
Four goals against, viral video and scandal
“Gymnastics won! We are happy to add the 3 points, but not because of how we did it. BANFIELD made THE FOUR GOALS AGAINST! “, Says the publication, which also culminates with a strong message:” We do not celebrate these unsportsmanlike conduct. “
In another publication, the La Plata club indicated that they will present a report to the AFA so that this issue does not go unresolved.
The match took place on Date 10 of the tournament played at the Nueva Estrella club and the footballers of the South team started up on the scoreboard. After 8 minutes of play, Banfield won 2-0 and everything suggested that they would stay with the victory. However, everything was going to change.
At 16 minutes, a Taladro footballer passed the ball to her goalkeeper, who did not resist and allowed herself to score the goal against. The same happened with the other three goals, which surprised locals and strangers. “If they are going to play like this …” was heard from one of the stands.
Before this confrontation, both teams had their ticket to the playoffs assured and they were the escorts of leader Almafuerte, the product of seven games won, one tied and one lost.
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