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 team “was subjected to racism after offensive banners appeared in the stadium stands directed at the players, specifically 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 attacked, which resulted in their windows being broken and in injuries to some individuals,” the statement also read.
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 atmosphere in the fans, the Pharaohs were eliminated from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.