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FIFA Launches Investigation Into Egypt vs Senegal Match

Egypt filed a complaint claiming their players suffered racial abuse from Senegal fans who threw objects and shone green lasers at Egyptian players during the World Cup qualifier match in Dakkar.

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FIFA is investigating the Egypt vs Senegal World Cup qualifier match after Egypt filed a complaint that their players - Mohamed Salah in particular - had to endure racial abuse during their time in Dakar.

After Senegal won 3-1 on penalties, Mo Salah had to be escorted off the field with security guards while Senegal fans in the stadium hurled objects at him and his team.

Earlier, throughout the match and most infamously during the penalty shoot-out, the Egyptian players had green lasers shone at their eyes.

FIFA will examine the match reports by disciplinary bodies before they can decide on their next steps.