Fifa orders World Cup playoff rematch between Egypt and Senegal

Fifa orders World Cup playoff rematch between Egypt and Senegal
Fifa orders World Cup playoff rematch between Egypt and Senegal

Fifa, the world football governing body, has ordered a rematch between Egypt and Senegal in the World Cup playoffs.

This comes after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) won an appeal against Senegal, alleging that the country’s national squad was subjected to bigotry and intimidation while preparing to play in a World Cup playoff on Tuesday.

The EFA stated its squad “was exposed to racism as inflammatory banners emerged in the stadium stands directed at the players, notably Mohamed Salah, the team captain,” in a statement released on Tuesday.

During the game’s warm-up sessions, spectators terrorized the players by throwing bottles and stones at them, according to the report.

“The Egyptian team’s buses were assaulted, resulting in their windows being shattered and some persons being injured,” the statement added.

The complaint had also been filed with the Confederation of African Football.

After losing to Senegal on Tuesday night, Egypt failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

After a penalty shootout loss against the Senegalese Lions of Teranga on Tuesday night (3-1) and a less-than-effervescent mood in the fans, the Pharaohs were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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