By Andrew WarshawDecember 4 - Senegal have been banned from using their main stadium in Dakar for African competition for a year following riots in October, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed.
Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:48
The Senegal Football Federation (FSF) has also been fined $100,000 (£62,000/€77,000) for the rioting that forced the abandonment of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Ivory Coast and led to Senegal's disqualification from the competition.
The match in Dakar was called off after 74 minutes, with Ivory Coast 2-0 up on the night and 6-2 ahead on aggregate.
That scoreline would in any case have eliminated Senegal but the CAF has now officially confirmed the result as a 2-0 win for Ivory Coast, sending them through to next year's tournament.
Trouble flared after striker Didier Drogba scored Ivory Coast's second goal from the penalty spot.
Visiting supporters were forced to leap down on to the pitch to escape as violence erupted, with home fans throwing missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers.
The match was suspended for 40 minutes as police tried to restore order but the referee was forced to call off the final-round qualifier.
Half the fine has been suspended for two years, a CAF statement said.
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