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Fifa Sanctions Nigeria Over World Cup Dispute In Abuja

World football’s governing body FIFA imposed a fine of 150,000 Swiss francs on Nigeria following the unruly behavior of fans at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup second leg match between the Super Eagles and the Ghana Black Stars at Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on March 29.

The match which ended in a 1-all draw sealed Ghana’s qualification to the World Cup later this year. Alongside the fine, the Country will play one home game without spectators.

FIFA has today published the sanctions imposed by its Disciplinary Committee for incidents that took place in the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in the first quarter of this year.

In line with FIFA’s zero-tolerance stance against discrimination and violence in football, a number of member associations have been punished due to the abusive behaviour by their respective supporters.

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Over 30 Countries were also fined over different infractions during the World Cup Qualifiers.

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