FIFA have launched investigations against Argentina following their World Cup quarter-final victory over Holland on Friday. Holland will also be investigated.
The two sides battled it out in an ill-tempered last-eight tie on Friday night with Lionel Messi and Argentina emerging victorious on penalties after the score was locked at 2-2 draw after extra-time.
There were 17 bookings in total in the quarter-final clash as tensions boiled over and FIFA have announced they will be investigating the fiery clash.
A FIFA statement said: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Argentinian Football Association due to potential breaches of articles 12 (Misconduct of players and officials) and 16 (Order and security at matches) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.
“Additionally, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has opened proceedings against the Dutch Football Association due to potential breaches of article 12 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code in relation to the same match.”
Teams are normally charged for misconduct after receiving five yellow cards and thus disciplinary cases have been opened against both Argentina and Holland.
Argentina received 10 yellow cards out of the 17 yellow cards issued by referee Mateu Lahoz while Holland received 7 yellow cards.