FIFA acts on fan with laser beam at Argentina game

FIFA says it asked stadium security to intervene after a

spectator targeted a laser beam at the field during Argentina’s

World Cup match against Nigeria.

The bright green light was aimed at players and Argentina coach

Diego Maradona during Saturday’s match in Johannesburg.

FIFA says it noticed the beam immediately and alerted security

staff at Ellis Park.

FIFA was concerned by fans using laser pens at qualifying

matches. It fined the Greek football federation 25,000 Swiss francs

($21,800; ?18,000) after beams were directed at opposing

Switzerland and Israel players.