Egypt demand World Cup qualifier replay after laser 'attack' on Mo Salah
The EFA said that star player Mohammad Salah was “attacked” by Senegal fans, who continuously shone green lasers into the eyes of the Egyptian players.
“We asked for a replay of the match because the match was held in a strange atmosphere, and if we had lost in normal circumstances, we would have congratulated Senegal,” Gamal Allam, the head of the Egyptian FA reportedly said.
"We will present what happened to the disciplinary committee in the Federation and await a response."
This is disgusting from Senegalese fans. In a twisted logic I’d understand the anger had they lost, but they won. They should be happy. Why attack Salah? The whole thing from the lasers to this, is just embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/eDo2PPZExB— Parted Beard (@PartedBeard) March 29, 2022
The game, which went to penalties, saw Senegal defeat Egypt to claim a World Cup spot.
Senegal also defeated the Pharaohs on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations final in March 2021.
Algeria, meanwhile, has also asked that its World Cup playoff be repeated, after it had two goals disallowed in its match against Cameroon.
Like Egypt, Algeria has not qualified for this year's World Cup in Qatar.