FIFA punish Senegal for fan disorder and targeting of Egypt’s Mohamed Salah

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FIFA has ordered the Senegalese Football Federation to play an off-match match closed and fined $ 180,000 following a series of World Cup qualifiers in March against Egypt, including the use of laser bullets to identify Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah.

After Egypt and Senegal won 1-0 at home in their two-leg World Cup qualifier, Salah was sent off by a number of penalties for missing his penalty in the final in Dakar, past Senegal. to win.

Egypt has filed a complaint after its defeat, which took place one month after the Pharaohs lost in the Africa Cup of Nations final in a penalty shoot-out, claiming that Salah had been racist and that his team’s bus had been hit by arrows before the match.

As he did in the Africa Cup of Nations finals, Salah’s Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane scored the winning goal to give Senegal a place in Qatar’s World Cup.

Now, FIFA’s disciplinary committee has punished African champions for a number of offenses, including “failure to apply existing security rules and failure to ensure law and order is maintained.”

Senegal was also punished for “attacking the stadium, throwing objects, lighting explosives, using laser signals and using objects to convey an inappropriate message to a sporting event.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation has also been banned from playing the game and was fined $ 154,000, following a stadium attack that resulted in a goalless draw against Ghana in Abuja.

Senegal will be playing for the third time at the FIFA World Cup later this year and will start the tournament against the Netherlands in Group A on November 21 – for the first time since 1954 when the opening match of the tournament did not involve any team. agents or defenders.

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