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FIFA World Cup 2022: Senegal Slapped With £8,700 Fine For Not Following Rules

SENEGAL have attracted a £8,700 penalty for violating Fifa regulations before their World Cup round of 16 match against England.

After defeating Ecuador 2-1 in their last group match, Aliou Cisse’s team secured a fix against the Three Lions which is to be played on Sunday.

Senegal under Aliou Cisse was fined by Fifa for skipping out on a player for pre-game media responsibilities, preferrably the captain.

Senegal Risks Fine After 'Violating' FIFA Regulations
Senegal’s Aliou Cisse addressing the media alone

As a result of their pre-game conduct, they got into trouble with football’s regulatory body.

The accusation stemmed from manager Cisse doing his pre-game media briefing WITHOUT a member of his team.

Every team is required by Fifa rules to have a press conference in one of the two media rooms at the main conference centre the day before a game.

The Fifa Disciplinary Committee confirmed that it fined the Senegalese Football Federation CHF 10,000 and issued a warning for violations of articles 44 of the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022TM Regulations, 2.7.2 of the Media and Marketing Regulations, and 8.5.3 of the Team Handbook, according to a Fifa statement.

The mandated press conference that was held on November 28 prior to the Ecuador vs. Senegal Fifa World Cup match is at the centre of the alleged violations.

Sachin Kankaria

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