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Fifa Sanctions 6 African Football Associations Following March’s 2022 World Cup Play-offs

The list of decisions published by Fifa does not include any instructions for any replays or overturning of results. Fifa issues a $3,000 fine to Algeria for “order and security at matches (throwing of objects and lighting of fireworks)”. Nigeria, who were also knocked out on away goals, were fined $154,000 and must play one match without supporters after their fans invaded the pitch following their second leg in Abuja against Ghana. Senegal must also play one game behind closed doors and pay a fine of $180,000 after they too were found in breach of Fifa’s disciplinary code. The Egypt Football Association were fined $6,000 after the referee in the second leg in Dakar cautioned six individuals on the Pharaohs squad. DR Congo will also have to play a match without spectators after a pitch invasion following their first-leg draw with Morocco and they will also pay a fine of $123,000. There was a further fine of $5,000 for DR Congo for the “throwing of objects” during the second leg of the play-off, which they lost 4-1 in Morocco. Meanwhile Morocco themselves have to pay $30,000 for the “lighting of fireworks, throwing of objects and blocked stairways” at the second leg game at the Mohamed V stadium in Casablanca.