FIFA has opened disciplinary action cases against both Argentina and Netherlands after their very hot-tempered quarterfinal matchup.
Argentina was also cited particularly for breaking “order and security at its matches.”
Argentina had emerged victorious in a penalty shoot-out after the extra time ended at 2-2 and with a record 17 yellow cards shown.
10 of those yellow cards were shown to Argentina, including one for legendary captain Lionel Messi.
It is routine for FIFA to open such disciplinary cases when a team receives 5 or more yellow cards in a match.
A statement by FIFA reads: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) and 16 (Order and security at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
“Additionally, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Dutch Football Association due to potential breaches of article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in relation to the same match.”
Both teams face a potential fine of $16000, the same amount FIFA imposed on Saudi Arabia earlier in the tournament.
Netherlands have already been evicted, while Argentina will face Croatia in the tournament’s first semi final on Friday.