FIFA fines Egyptian football team $100,000 for refusing to speak to beIN Sports

FIFA fines Egyptian football team $100,000 for refusing to speak to beIN Sports

QLSports
By QLSports

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100,000 after the squad’s players refused to speak to Qatar’s beIN Sports channel during games at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
The New Arab’s Arabic-language service reported that football’s international governing body imposed the hefty fine after the broadcaster filed a complaint, reported Qatar Tribune.
The report said that Egyptian players refused to give interviews with beIN in the designated media zone during the Pharaohs’ first game against Uruguay last week.
“President of Egyptian Football Association Hany Abo Rida rebuked the players for the incident and demanded they assign someone to speak to the channel during their second match against Russia,” the report said.

It added that Abo Rida is attempting to convince FIFA officials to scrap the fine.
beIN channel is the exclusive rights holder in the MENA region for the World Cup and the European championships.

By dikard• 26 Jun 2018 13:10
dikard

Dear @mohdata..I totally understand the fact and I too have opinion like you that its a political game and innocent citizen should not be affected. But don't you think that those who are opposing qatar in egypt, like the football team, are too innocent citizens and should not have heeded to govt's bigotry....

By mohdata• 26 Jun 2018 13:00
mohdata

dikard: the answer is in your question; its all political games; the ordinary citizens should not be involved or made to pay for their governments' decisions; as an expat, i'm extremely proud of qatar that we have not fallen to the blockading countries' level and made their citizens in qatar pay in any way; there are many wonderful egyptian people living peacefully with their innocent families here and i hope this blockade will in no way harm them or their livelihoods ameen; i feel qatar should add insult to injury to the saudis, emiratis and bahrainis by granting qatari citizenship/permanent residency to those husbands/wives/families that have been separated by the blockading countries cruel decision to expel qataris and recall their own nationals from qatar; i have lived in every single gulf country and had a soft spot for each one but their decision to make the ordinary innocent families pay for their silly political games has made me lose a lot of affection for the blockading members...

By dikard• 26 Jun 2018 12:31
dikard

If egypt hates so much to Qatar, then why they don't ask their citizens to stop earning in qatar and leave

By aliuddinshahbaz• 25 Jun 2018 14:10
aliuddinshahbaz

EGYPT FOOTBALL TEAM WILL PAY

By sms• 25 Jun 2018 13:16
sms

Who will pay fine

By sms• 25 Jun 2018 13:16
sms

Who will pay fine

By aliuddinshahbaz• 25 Jun 2018 11:16
aliuddinshahbaz

Well Done FIFA!!

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