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Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal receive sanctions from FIFA for World Cup qualifying incidents

The footballing authorities of Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal have all been hit with fines from FIFA related to the conduct of their supporters and national teams during the playoff stage of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying. Nigeria and Senegal will have to play their next competitive home match without spectators while Egypt, Morocco and Algeria received lesser fines for team misconduct and crowd issues including “lighting of fireworks” and “throwing of objects”.

Nigeria and Senegal received the stiffest punishments. The pitch invasion following the second leg of Nigeria’s defeat to Ghana saw a fine levied of 150,000 Swiss Francs ($153,710) while the Super Eagles will need to play their next home match behind closed doors. Senegal received an even harsher fine of 175,000 Francs ($179,350) along with a match behind closed doors due to offensive banners, the extensive use of laser pointers as well as “failure to ensure that law and order are maintained in the stadium” among other charges.

The full list of sanctions are in the document linked below from FIFA.

FIFA Disciplinary Report


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