12 May 2022

Punished teams because of others

On 02 May the world football organization has issued plenty of penalties concerning teams from three confederations that played their qualifying duels for World Cup 2022.
The harshest financial fines were issued on the African continent. Senegal had to deliver 175.000 Swiss francs (170.429 euros) because at 29 March when they got entertained by Egypt in the stadium was poor security overall plus their supporters during the match throwed objects, shown fireworks performance, used lasers, had a forbidden banner and invaded the terrain after it was all finished. Nigerian fans were accused of throwing various objects and invasion for which the federation paid 150.000 Swiss francs (146.082 euros), and all that happened on 29 March against Ghana. Four nights earlier Democratic Republic of Congo and Morocco played in the first leg of their play-off game which was organized very poor, thus the home team were fined 120.000 Swiss francs (116.866 euros).
In Asia Lebanon - Syria duel that was held on 24 March had a delay of 15 minutes in the second half. Because the result ended 0:3, the reason of this penalty for Lebanon is wide known: crowd disturbances and throwing different objects on the pitch. With one match without supporters at home, the association was also punished with 100.000 Swiss francs (97.393 euros).
At South America the fine was mainly for discrimination purposes. Behaviour of the fans costed: Chile to pay 95.000 Swiss francs (92.523 euros), and 55.000 Swiss francs (53.566 euros) fine was for Colombia.


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