Liverpool star Mohamed Salah irritated by laser pointers, riots in Nigeria – ugly scenes shaped the conclusion of African World Cup qualification.
An unnerved Mohamed Salah escaped in Dakar under driving protection against bottle throws in the catacombs, even with tear gas, a place storm of Nigerian fans could not be prevented: the African World Cup qualifier for the final round in Qatar in November and December ended with ugly scenes.
Especially the striker star of the FC Liverpool became the tragic figure. At least irritated by irrelevant laser pointers, possibly even blinded, Salah chased the ball in the penalty shootout in Dakar over the crossbar. And thus unintentionally contributed to the fact that his Egyptians as already at the Africa Cup also moved against Senegal the shorter.
Egypt’s National Football Association spoke in an official communication even racism in the grandstands and announced a complaint with the African Association CAF and also at the World Association FIFA.
Trainer Carlos Queiroz exhibited his post in the North Africans after the 1-3 defeat in penalties. “Maybe we would have won if I had more time for preparation,” said the Portuguese disappointed. When leaving the stadium, the team bus was obviously attacked, a slice went to break.
Place and riots in Nigeria
But more but escalated riots in Abuja. After 1: 1 against Ghana hundreds of hundreds applied fans, armed with sacrapidated seat shells, the interior of the stadiums sold out with 60,000 spectators. Only with effort and a lot of tear gas succeeded by the police to pass the players safely into the cabin.
Ghana’s coach Otto Addo condemned the violence, but also made understanding for the disappointment of the audience. “For chances, the Nigerians were better. But sometimes the football, we have nevertheless enforced,” said the interim coach of Black Stars, in the main occupation Talent coach at Borussia Dortmund.
Led by Bayern striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting Kameroon qualified for the world for the World Cup finals. On the 2: 1 victory after extension in Algeria, the 33-year-old contributed to the leadership hit.
At the eighth World Cup participation of Morocco, Achraf Hakimi also had its share. The former Dortmund met at 4: 1 success against the Democratic Republic of Congo. Without goal success, midfielder Ellyes SKhiri from the 1st FC Cologne remained in the jersey of the Tunisian national team, which, however, ranged a 0-0 to the World Cup qualifier in the home game against Mali.
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