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FIFA hands one-year bans to five Faisaly players over assault on Egyptian referee

Mohamed Mosselhi , Wednesday 20 Dec 2017
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Soccer Football - Esperance Sportive vs Al Faisaly - Arab Club Championship Final - Alexandria, Egypt - August 6, 2017 Al Faisaly's players surround the referee Ibrahim Nour Eldin after Esperance Sportive's third goal Reuters
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FIFA hit five players of Jordanian side Al-Faisaly with one-year bans after they physically assaulted Egyptian referee Ibrahim Nour El-Din during the Arab Championship final in August, the Jordanian Football Association announced (JFA) on Wednesday.

Al-Faisaly players confronted the referee and assaulted him over a disputed extra-time goal that gave Tunisia's Esperance a 3-2 victory to win the regional title.

Moataz yacine, Bahaa Abdel-Rahman, Ibrahim Daldoum, Ibrahim El-Zawahra and Akram Zeoui were all banned for one year.

Solimane Assaf, a member of Faisaly's backroom staff, was also given a two-year ban for the same reason.

The JFA said the ban started on 15 August and applies to "all football activities".

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