Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Uruguayan football association and four players for their conduct at the end of their final World Cup group game against Ghana.
Uruguay beat Ghana 2-0 but went out on goals, finishing third behind South Korea in Group H.
The Uruguayan players reacted in full-time fury, confronting the referee and appearing to manhandle an assistant after failing to award a penalty following a meeting between Darwin Nunez and Alidu Seidu.
Jose Maria Gimenez, Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera and Diego Godin all face potential penalties for breaches of Fifa’s disciplinary code regarding offensive behavior and misconduct.
The Uruguayan FA faces charges for the same code violations, as well as another related to discrimination.
Valencia striker Cavani was filmed shoving the monitor to the edge of the pitch as he walked through the tunnel after the game, after which ITV pundit Ian Wright called him “a horrible guy”.
Fifa have also opened proceedings against the Serbian FA over “incidents” during their 3-2 loss to Switzerland in their last Group G match.
Football’s world governing body did not elaborate on the incidents, but fans were urged during the match to ‘stop all discriminatory chanting and gestures’.
Serbia were already under investigation by Fifa after the team snagged a controversial flag representing Kosovo in their locker room before their loss to Brazil earlier in the tournament.