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The Football Federation of Chile

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Ecuador will play at the World Cup in Qatar after Fifa dismissed claims by Chile that they had fielded an ineligible player in the qualifiers.

The Football Federation of Chile filed a complaint with Fifa, saying that Byron Castillo - who played in eight of Ecuador's qualifiers - was actually Colombian, and faked his age.

However, world football's governing body said on Fridayexternal-link that after "considering all elements" it had decided to "close proceedings" against the Ecuadorian Football Federation.

Pablo Milad, the president of Chile's football federation, said it would appeal and take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if required.

The FFC's complaint said right-back Castillo, who plays for Ecuadorian side Barcelona, used a false birth certificate and nationality.

Castillo's nationality had reportedly been looked into by Ecuadorian authorities and the FEFexternal-link over a number of years, before the player was eventually picked for the national side last year.

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