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Federico Viñas effect: three clubs who received the same punishment than Club América

The Uruguayan striker led to a scandal at the golden Eagles due to his incorrect lining-up. Let’s have a look at some background.

Federico Viñas at América
Federico Viñas at América

Liga MX is shocked after Club América was declared loser and awarded a win to Atlas after the game in which the Eagles placed Uruguay’s young striker Federico Viñas in the bench, despite he was not registered in the SIID, Spanish initals for Integral Sport Information System, the official database that had the player’s details missing. But it’s not the first time this happens.

The board of Veracruz was upset after the Mexican Soccer Federation did not make changes to the Apertura 2004. Then, in protest, the team did not appear for the game against Chiapas. Due to that, it was determined that the game had been lost and the victory was awarded to Jaguares.

Three years later, Cruz Azul moved onto the semifinals of the Liguilla, and faced Pachuca. After playing the first leg, they were disqualified because of fielding Salvador Carmona, who was declared ineligible by the TAS court some days before the clash. Pachuca then advanced to the final, and later beat Club América for the title.

The most recent episode happened in the Copa MX, four years ago. In the group stage of Apertura 2017, Dorados faced Leones Negros, both clubs were from the then called Ascenso MX, second division. Dorados, from Sinaloa, had won 2-1, but registered just 11 players from that division, when the minimum was 12.

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