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FIFA Fines Senegal $180, 000 For Poor Crowd Control

The Senegalese Football Federation has been fined $180, 000 by FIFA for poor crowd control at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium in Diamniadio, where the Teranga Lions hosted Egypt in third round African 2022 World Cup qualifying in March.

The organizers of the match allowed fans to excessively use laser pens that directly shone in the direction of Egypt striker Mohamed Salah during the penalty shoutout.

Senegal beat Egypt 3-1 in the penalty shootouts to secure their spot in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

FIFA’s fine also included punishment for the use of flares and invasion of the pitch after the match by the Senegalese fans.

The world football governing body also judged several cases from World Cup qualifying games played in March and handed out other fines and stadium closures.

Egypt Football Federation were fined $6,000 due to team misconduct in the match against Senegal.

Morocco were also fined $30,000 for the “lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects and blocked stairways” at the second leg game against DR Congo.

Meanwhile, DR Congo will pay a fine of $123,000 for pitch invasion and a further $5,000 for the “throwing of objects” during the second leg match.

Nigeria have also been slapped with a fine of $154,000 following the pitch invasion and chaos that ensued after the Super Eagles’ 1-1 draw to Ghana at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Another African country that was  fined by FIFA is Algeria who will have to pay $3,000  for “order and security at matches (throwing of objects and lighting of fireworks)”.

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