African champions Egypt will have to play their first two home 2014 World Cup qualifiers at least 100 kilometres from Cairo, FIFAâ€™s disciplinary committee ruled on Tuesday.
They imposed the punishment along with a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs (71,000 euros) for the violence before Egyptâ€™s World Cup qualifier with Algeria in Cairo last November which saw three Algerian players and the teamâ€™s goalkeeping coach sustain injuries when their bus was attacked by Egyptian fans.
â€œThe Disciplinary Commission decided to impose a ban on the Egyptian Football Federation to host their first two 2014 World Cup qualifying matches at least a 100 kilometres from Cairo,â€ read the FIFA statement.
â€œThe Egyptian Federation did not take all the necessary security measures to assure the safety of the Algerian delegation inside and outside the stadium.â€
Egypt won the match, leading to a tie in their group and a play_off in Sudan that Algeria won 1_0 to secure a berth in the World Cup finals.The incidents and subsequent row over the play_off triggered a diplomatic spat between the two countries at the time.