Sanctions against the Algerian national team and its players after the riots after the end of their match against Morocco – Today 24

The Disciplinary and Ethics Committee of the Arab Football Association issued a series of disciplinary decisions on what happened after the end of the match between the Algerian national team and the Moroccan national team, in the final of the Arab Cup for under-17 teams, which took place on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

The Arab Federation fined the Algerian Football Federation US$120,000 for entering the stadium, and the Algerian team was fined US$25,000 for the involvement of several of its players in the clash with the Moroccan team’s players.

The Arab Union suspended Algerian national team player Abdelhak Ben Adair for six months for assaulting the Moroccan national team’s goalkeeper, and Morocco fined US$25,000 for the involvement of several of its players in the clash with the Moroccan national team’s players. the Algerian team.

The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee indicated that the decisions are subject to appeal, and the Arab Football Association affirmed in this sense, its total rejection of any violation or deviation from sportsmanship in its various competitions.

The players of the Moroccan national team under 17 years of age were the object of an atrocious attack by the players of the Algerian national team, after the end of the match that faced them, in the final of the Junior Arab Cup, in the field of Al- Siq Stadium in Mascara state.

The videos, which were widely shared on social media, showed Algerian national team players assaulting Moroccan national team goalkeeper Taha Benghzel in the complete absence of security.

The Moroccan players tried to defend their teammate “Taha”, but upon arrival they were also subjected to several attacks, in a total lack of sportsmanship.

A group of sports activists expressed, on their official pages, their dissatisfaction with the riots that occurred after the end of the match, and the attacks against the players of the Moroccan team despite losing the title.

It should be noted that the Algerian U-17 team won the Arab Junior Cup for the first time in its history, as a result of the victory over Morocco on penalties 4/2, after the end of the match played. today, Thursday, at the Al-Siq stadium in the state of Mascara, in a positive draw, goal equally between the two teams.