This Monday, FIFA announced heavy sanctions against the federations of Senegal, Nigeria and Algeria in particular, after the African play-off matches for the 2022 World Cup.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) has announced a series of sanctions against several African federations, after studying the events that took place during qualifying matches for the next World Cup.
Unsurprisingly, Senegal received the most severe sanctions. In this case a fine of 170 euros and a competition match behind closed doors. FIFA blames the Senegalese federation for the invasion of the field by its supporters, offensive banners and the obvious lack of "maintenance of order in the stadium" of Diamniadio during the match against Egypt.
This meeting, won by the Lions of Teranga, reigning African champions, was also marked by the massive use of lasers by Senegalese fans.
FIFA has fined Senegal's football federation $180,000 for fan disorder vs. Egypt, including lasers being pointed at Mo Salah. pic.twitter.com/JSSOEUXtsg
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Sanctions against Senegal, which will not console the Pharaohs, who will be absent from the World Cup for the first time since 1934. Egypt had, during the play-offs at the end of March, won the first leg, before losing in the return leg Senegal.
The Nigerian federation will also receive a fine of 146 euros and a match behind closed doors after the Super Eagles supporters invaded the pitch after the draw against Ghana on March 000.
FIFA has sanctioned Nigeria over Abuja stadium invasion by fans pic.twitter.com/tJiHV20kYj
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Algeria sentenced pending another verdict
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) was ordered to pay a fine of 3 euros for throwing smoke bombs during the match against Cameroon. In return, FIFA has still not decided on the appeal of the FAF against the referee of the meeting.
The din of the world is more deafening than ever and, meanwhile, you have some who daily track down the clue announcing that Fifa will replay the Algeria-Cameroon match.
— akram belkaïd (@akrambelkaid) April 28, 2022
Indeed, the Algerian federation had denounced the decisions of the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama during the last match of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. An appeal has been filed and FIFA's decision will be known between May 15 and May 30. In the meantime, nothing filters on this file which has caused a lot of ink to flow.
Si the Fennecs wait without really believing the decision of FIFA, the latter can do nothing about the disqualification of the Algerians. For the Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi, the objective is "to denounce the crux of the problem, which is African arbitration".