FIFA orders World Cup playoff rematch between Egypt and Senegal

World football governing body, FIFA has ordered a World Cup playoff rematch between Egypt and Senegal.

This follows after Egyptian Football Association(EFA) lodged an appeal against Senegal saying its national team was subjected to racism and intimidation during their World playoff match on Tuesday.

As reported by, the EFA are planning to approach FIFA and request a rematch with the Senegalese side. The Egyptian side were unhappy with the treatment they received as their team bus was attacked by an angry mob and their players were racially abused by fans.

Players also had rocks and bottles thrown at them and had lasers shone in their faces during the penalty shootout. As reported by KickOff, EFA president Gamal Allam, confirmed that the Egyptians would be requesting a rematch.

Egypt failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after losing to Senegal on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday night, the Pharaohs lost their place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the Senegalese Lions of Teranga after a penalty shootout Tuesday (3-1) and a more than effervescent atmosphere in the stands.

In a statement on Tuesday, the EFA said its team “was subjected to racism after offensive banners appeared in the stadium stands directed at the players, specifically Mohamed Salah, the team captain.”