FIFA responded to the events in the World Cup qualifiers in March with heavy fines and a ban on spectators for Senegal and Nigeria. Senegal to participate in the World Cup will have to pay 175,000 Swiss francs for the events of the match against Egypt and play the next international match in front of empty rows. FIFA announced this on Monday in an overview of the current sanctions.
In the match held on March 29th in Dakar, host Senegal qualified for the World Cup finals in Qatar on penalties 3-1. Subsequently, Egypt raised, among other things, racist allegations against the Senegalese fans. And offensive posters were seen in the stands, especially against the star Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian delegation’s buses were also attacked.
Meanwhile, the NFF have been fined 150,000 Swiss francs and will also have to play their next international match without spectators.
Violent riots erupted after a 1-1 draw in a crucial World Cup qualifier against neighboring Ghana. Angry fans stormed the pitch in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Hooligans threw objects onto the field, destroyed seats and tore up goal nets and advertising banners. (SDA)