FIFA to hold hearing into Algeria attack

BY foxsports • March 22, 2010

FIFA will hold a hearing next month into alleged attacks by Egyptian fans on the visiting Algeria team before a World Cup qualifier in Cairo.

FIFA said Monday that its disciplinary panel will hear the case in Zurich on April 15.

FIFA's disciplinary code makes host nations responsible for the safety of their opponent's traveling party. Associations failing that duty can be fined and, in serious cases, ordered to play international matches in an empty stadium or neutral country.

Algeria players and officials said they were showered with broken glass when Egypt fans hurled rocks at their team bus two days before the match last November.

Egypt won the game to force a playoff in Sudan, which Algeria won 1-0 to reach the finals in South Africa.

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