Egypt face punishment by FIFA
Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:09 AM
Anyhow, 7 months later, FIFA release an official statement on their website stating Egypt is banned from having 2 matches in Cairo. As much as I would have liked for the consequence to be worse, I am still satisfied that they got punished for what they did. This also settles all previous controversy BS and proves that Egypt were at fault and not Algeria. They face a ban of 2 matches from playing 100 kilometres away from Cairo and in addition, they've to be a fine of CHF 100,000.
The official FIFA Statment can be found here
What do you guys think ? Fair enough consequence ? Share your thoughts.
Algeria - Fifa World Cup 2010 - We are coming South Africa
Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:40 AM
I think it was a symbolic punishment that confirmed that the fans really hurt our players, and not like they said (they threw stones at themselves etc.), and that the Egyptian FA didn't take enough security measures to protect them.
Anyways, most of us were hoping for an apology; THAT still didn't come.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:50 AM
They deserve ktar...Clearly there's something going on between Fifa an egypt..
Done is better than perfect.
Posted 22 May 2010 - 03:57 PM
FIFA has reduced sanctions it imposed on the Turkish soccer association for trouble at a qualifying match, world soccer's ruling body said
Turkey will now play only its next three competitive home matches at neutral venues without fans -- rather than the six matches originally imposed in February
Meeting in Berlin on Saturday, FIFA's appeal committee said it had received apologies from the association and also from Turkish midfielder Emre Belozoglu and Swiss midfielder Benjamin Huggel for wrestling each other to the ground at last November's game in Istanbul
but in our case, our players were beaten and hurt physically and they only got 2 games???
I personally think that a deal was made to forgive Belhadj and allow him to play in the world cup in exchange for a less severe punishment for the egyptians
Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:26 AM
they pretty much got away with it and I dnt kno if u guys saw their team's interview after they heard abt the punishments or not but they said that it doesn't matter to them cuz they're used to not playing in Egypt anyways and that Allah () is on their side and that's why they were treated fairly .gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':S' />
but Like our players said ''rabbi issahil 3lla al massreyeen , we dnt think abt them cuz our thoughts are abt the world cup'' so yeah they can just die of jealousy lol