Egypt FA: Senegal and Egypt competed in a two-legged tie in the final round of the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The first leg at Egypt ended in a 1-0 win for the hosts last week.
Their second-leg clash took place on Tuesday in Senegal. The hosts needed to overturn the one-goal deficit they incurred in Cairo. An early own goal from the Egyptians saw both teams being level on points.
Senegal were the better side in the evening but failed to score against the resilient Egyptian defence. The tie remained 1-1 after extra time and had to go into penalties. The shootout ended 3-1 in favour of the hosts, with Salah missing and Mane converting.
However, there were plenty of controversies surrounding the shootout. The Egyptian players were diverted with lasers during their shootouts, and were both abused verbally and attacked physically.
Egypt FA: Accuses Senegal fans of racial abuse
Furthermore, videos and images revealing this disgraceful act have been captured. The Egyptian Football Association has revealed this through their recent statement.
“The Egypt national team have been exposed to racism with offensive signs in the stands against the Egyptian players in general. And Mohamed Salah in particular,” the statement read.
“The crowd also intimidated the players by throwing bottles and rocks at them during the warm-up.
“The Egyptian group’s buses have also been exposed to assaults that led to broken windows and injuries; filed with pictures and videos as proof in the complaint submitted.”
In response to this one of FIFA, spokespeople have revealed that the body is evaluating the situation.
“FIFA is currently in the process of analysing the official match reports of the FIFA World Cup qualifier match between Senegal and Egypt”, he said.
“The relevant information included in the match reports will be evaluated by the competent disciplinary bodies before deciding on the next steps to be taken.”