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FIFA Fines Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria Following Fan Behaviour in World Cup Qualifiers

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FIFA Fines Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria Following Fan Behaviour in World Cup Qualifiers

Flippstack gathered that the World Football Governing body, FIFA have slapped Nigeria, Senegal and Algeria football federation with fines after their fans behaviour in the World Cup Qualifiers play-off that was held in March  29th 2022.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria fans at the Moshood Abiola Stadium endangered the life of their opposition’s by invading into the Stadium and destroying properties after their team failed to qualify for Qatar 2022 FIFA world cup.

The match which ended in a 1-1 draw between the two countries after Thomas Party opened the scoring for Ghana and William Troost-Ekong responding for Nigeria. However the Super Eagles of Nigeria failed to qualify with the scoreline having held to a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi Ghana following away goal rule.

As a result, Nigeria have been fined by Fifa ₦63m ($154,086) by the world football governing body. They will further play a one match without fans.

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Senegal on the other hand will have to part with $180,000 for failing to control their fans who shone laser pointers into the eyes of several Egypt players, notably Mohamed Salah, during the second leg of the match played in Dakar.

Egypt had won the firs- leg at home by a solitary goal, but the Lions of Teranga managed to win the second leg by the same margin to send the game to extra time and eventually penalties.

In the shootout, the fans shone laser pointers at Salah as he missed his crucial penalty. The hosts went on to win the shootout and sealed their place in the prestigious global competition.

While Algeria have also been fined $3081 for “throwing of objects and lighting of fireworks” in their second meeting with Cameroon.

The North Africans had won the first leg by a goal and were favourites to qualify for Qatar but the Indomitable Lions fought back and won the game 2-1 in extra time for a 2-2 draw and qualified on the away goals rule.

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FIFA Fines Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria With Fines Following Fan Behaviour in World Cup Qualifiers

 

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