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Algeria – Cameroon: FIFA sanctions the Algerian Football Federation

Apr 25, 2022

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) for a set of events that occurred during the play-off match between Algeria and Cameroon on March 29 in Blida.

While some believe that the refereeing of the match between the Fennecs and the Lions was marred by numerous errors, FIFA has chosen to punish the actions of certain supporters. According to information from the newspaper El Khabar, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposed a fine of 3,000 Swiss francs on the FAF, following the damning report drawn up by the referee of the match, Bakary Gassama. He reported on the throwing of seats during this meeting which therefore continues to crystallize attention. According to the newspaper, FIFA even showed leniency towards the FAF, which risked a much higher fine and matches behind closed doors “Throwing seats is an act punishable by a financial penalty for poor organization of up to to 200,000 Swiss francs, in addition to an obligation for up to two games behind closed doors. »