Might 3 – FIFA has ordered Senegal to play one aggressive match behind closed doorways and has fined Senegal’s FA CHF175,000 for fan dysfunction at a World Cup playoff recreation, together with shining laser pointers at Liverpool’s Egyptian star striker Mohamed Salah.
After Egypt and Senegal every claimed 1-0 house wins of their two-legged play-off for World Cup qualification, Salah was focused by a lot of laser pens as he blasted his penalty over the bar within the decisive shoot-out in Dakar, which Senegal went on to win.
Egypt lodged a criticism after their defeat, which got here little over a month after the Pharaohs had misplaced the Africa Cup of Nations ultimate on penalties to the identical opponents, additionally claiming Salah was topic to racist abuse and their workforce bus focused by missiles earlier than the sport.
FIFA mentioned its disciplinary committee additionally seemed right into a pitch invasion by Senegal followers, an offensive banner and the nationwide federation’s “failure to make sure that regulation and order are maintained within the stadium.”
FIFA has additionally hit Nigeria with a CHF150,000 superb and a one-game stadium closure after the nation had been eradicated at house by Ghana of their playoff.
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