World Cup winners Argentina are facing disciplinary proceedings for “offensive behavior” and “violation of fair play” committed in the final in Qatar, Fifa has announced.
They were also cited for “potential player and official misconduct”.
And the Argentine FA have been accused of breaching media and marketing regulations during the tournament.
Argentina beat France on penalties in the final to be crowned world champions for the first time since 1986.
It is unclear which players or members of the country’s coaching staff have been charged with committing offenses or what those offenses actually are.
Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez made a lewd gesture with his tournament trophy keeper after the game, before being filmed in the dressing room mocking French star Kylian Mbappe.
Fifa has confirmed three potential breaches of his disciplinary codeArticle 11, which covers offensive behavior and breaches of the principles of fair play, Article 12, which covers player and official misconduct, and Article 44, which covers marketing rules.
An investigation will now be conducted, during which Argentina will be able to respond to the charges.
Croatia, who were defeated by Argentina in the semi-finalsare also being investigated for possible offenses related to discrimination, as well as order and security at matches.
Meanwhile, Serbia have been fined 50,000 Swiss francs (£44,000) and a partial stadium closure – 25 per cent of seats closed – for their next ‘A-level’ international game following ‘chants Serbian fans and the bad behavior of the team” during their 3-2 defeat. by Switzerland in a World Cup Group G match.
Similarly, Mexico and Ecuador were punished for fan chants during the World Cup. Mexico have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (£88,000) and ordered to play a home match behind closed doors, suspended for a ‘trial period’, while Ecuador must pay a fine of 20,000 Swiss francs (£17,650) and face a partial stadium closure for their next match.