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World Cup 2022 Qualifier: FIFA Imposes Bans on Nigeria, Senegal

Following fan disturbance during the 2022 World Cup play-offs last month, FIFA has ordered Senegal and Nigeria to play one match behind closed doors.

Fans pointed laser pointers towards Egypt captain Mohamed Salah after he failed a penalty shootout in the second leg in Dakar, which Senegal won.

Senegal was fined 175,000 Swiss francs ($180,000) for a pitch invasion, an insulting banner, and failing to “guarantee that peace and order was maintained in the stadium,” among other things.

27 Countries Qualify For 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar

After reviewing dozens of incidents from World Cup qualifying games played since the beginning of the year, FIFA announced a slew of fines on Monday.


Nigeria was hit with a one-game stadium closure and fined 150,000 Swiss francs after fans invaded the pitch in Abuja following their World-Cup play-off defeat against Ghana.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lebanon received similar punishments following disturbances at games against Morocco and Syria, respectively.


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