INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 (JUNE)

FIFA WORLD CUP - Argentina is likely to be fined.

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Argentina is likely to be fined after the end of an inquiry by the FIFA's disciplinary committee. In a press release issued by FIFA on Saturday, it has been said that the World's governing body of football launched an inquiry into Argentina's "provocative" unfurling of a banner laying claim to the Falkland islands at a friendly game just before the World Cup.

Argentine players displayed the banner proclaiming "Las Malvinas Son Argentinas (The Malvinas are Argentinian)" to the crowd just before a friendly match against Slovenia in La Plata some days back. The Falklands, which were at the center of a 1982 war between Britain and Argentina after an Argentinian invasion of the South Atlantic islands, are known as Las Malvinas in Spanish.

Meanwhile, sources said the British footballers are asked not to interact regarding the Falkland issue. The Argentina Football Association has been asked to answer regarding the issue in front of the FIFA's disciplinary committee.