Ecuador could be expelled from Qatar 2022 World Cup due to fake Byron Castillo certificate, Daily Mail report reveals

Ecuador could be expelled from Qatar 2022 World Cup due to fake Byron Castillo certificate, Daily Mail report reveals

Ecuador could be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to new evidence that one of its football players, Byron Castillo, used a fake birth certificate, British newspaper Daily Mail has revealed

ENGLAND — The Ecuadorian football team can be expelled from Qatar 2022 World Cup in the face of new evidence that one of his footballers, Byron Castilloused a fake birth certificate, according to the British tabloid Daily Mail on Monday.

The newspaper details that the “extraordinary revelation” comes before the FIFA Appeal Committee take a decision this week on this matter, which could affect the participation of the Ecuadorian team in Qatar 2022.

The Daily Mail publishes the recording of what it claims was a conversation between the footballer Byron Castillo and researchers from there Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) who analyzed his case in 2018.

In the audio, the athlete “clearly indicates that he was born in 1995, and not in 1998, as it is written on his Ecuadorian birth certificate”, says the British newspaper.

The footballer cites his full name as Bayron Javier Castillo Segurawhich matches his Colombian birth certificate, not the Ecuadorian one, in which he is identified as Byron David Castillo Seguraaccording to the Daily Mail.

He also “describes in detail how he left the Colombian town of Tumaco to go to San Lorenzo, Ecuador, to try to make a career in football” and “names Ecuadorian businessmen who gave him a new identity. “, adds the newspaper.

At the same time, the newspaper publishes a letter detailing the conclusions reached by the federation after these investigations.

The letter assures that Castillo is a Colombian citizen born in Tumaco in 1995 and adds that there is recorded evidence of the player’s “confession”.

Despite this, the FEF officially determined in 2019 that Castillo is an Ecuadorian citizen, adds the Daily Mail, which assures that Castle “He admitted to using a fake passport and the Ecuadorian federation hid it.”

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