FIFA Just Imposed Sanctions On Lebanon


On Monday, the International Football Association Board (FIFA) published sanctions imposed by the Disciplinary Committee for incidents that took place during the qualifications for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Several teams were fined, including Senegal, Egypt, Algeria, Italy, Uruguay, The U.S., and others for clashes and incidents that caused confrontations between different national teams.

Lebanon was also subjected to a fine of CHF 100,000 (Approx. $102,288) and the Lebanese team had to play a match without spectators.

The fine was imposed for failing to maintain order and security, throwing objects, and invading the field during a match against Syria, which in turn was imposed with a fine of CHF 7,500.

Earlier, on March 24, a similar incident occurred in Lebanon during a World Cup qualifier match between Lebanon and Syria. Fans began a riot inside and outside the stadium in Saida, forcing the match to be suspended.

The stadium had to be vacated from fans for the match to resume and the Syrian team won 3-0.