FIFA to hold hearing into Algeria team attack
FIFA will hold an April 15 hearing into alleged attacks by Egypt
fans on the visiting Algeria team before a World Cup qualifier in
FIFA said Monday that its disciplinary panel will hear the case in Zurich.
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.