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Relief at last as Ecuador cleared to play in Qatar World cup by Arbitration Court.

Ecuadorians can now breath a sign of relief after their team was cleared to play at the world cup after the court of arbitration agreed with FIFA over the eligibility of Byron Castillo.

Allegations had been put forward by Chile and Peru to FIFA over Castillo's involvement in Ecuador games stating that he is a citizen of Colombia and that he gave false information about his age.

FIFA disregarded their appeals and their ruling they confirmed that, Castillo 23 was eligible to play international football for Equador.The ruling however triggered both Chile and Peru to appeal to CAS over the decision.

CAS in their statement acknowledged that Castillo was free to play as an Ecuadorian since nationality of a player is determined by national laws.

Ecuador are due to play in group A with Senegal,Netherlands and Qatar who are the host.

Despite confirming the authenticity of Castillo's passport ,CAS said it contained falsified information especially in the date and place of birth as he was born in Tumaco,Colombia.

A fine of 100,000 swiss francs [£87600] and a three point deductions going going into the next world cup were imposed by the court as a result.

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