The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has published on Monday May 2, 2022, its verdict in the disputes arising from the Qatar 2022 World Cup play-offs. DR Congo, Senegal and Nigeria face fines and other penalties.
The committee blames the three countries among many others across the world, for different practices that occurred during the matches at the end of March.
FIFA, accuses Senegal of failing to maintain order and security. “Failures in the implementation of the rules and regulations in force with a view to ensuring order and security in the stadium, invasion of the playing area, use of lasers and inappropriate message transmission objects to sporting events”.
For this reason, since these practices constitute a violation of article 16 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, Senegal is fined 175 thousand Swiss francs and is required to play an official match without spectators.
The same decisions are taken against Nigeria but the Commission points out the propelling of objects on the lawn, hence the same sanction with a lower fine, i.e. 150 thousand Swiss francs.
For its part, the DR Congo, on the whole of the two matches against Morocco, receives a cumulative fine of 125 thousand Swiss francs and an official match without spectators.
For misbehavior of the Egyptian selection in Senegal, Egypt is fined 6 thousand Swiss francs.
From the match Algeria – Cameroon, the Commission pinned Algeria for failures in the order and security of the meeting, the presence of projectiles and the use of the laser. A fine of 3000 Swiss francs is imposed on Algeria.
These decisions definitively put an end to the intoxication of a possible resumption of the matches played in March in Africa.