Photo above: Chaotic ticket selling at Egyptian embassy in Khartoum
The match between Algeria and Egypt in Sudan to decide which team should qualify for FIFA world cup in South Africa 2010 has turn to be a political arena after Algerian side won the match.
It was reported that some Egyptian fans were beaten in Sudan which President Hosni Mubarak was angered by this fracas and ordered his ambassador to Algeria to come back home, at the same time Sudan was blamed for not protecting Egyptian fans adequately where Sudan government reacted ironically by saying Egyptian government is not fair as Sudan was given short notes to get prepared for the replay match, and that there were more than 25,000 Egyptian fans who went in Sudan to watch that match.
Meanwhile, FIFA has said will open disciplinary charges against Egyptian football association for indiscent behaviour to Algerian team in which occured in Egypt, when Algerian team arrived, which affected Algerian players where some of them were hurt.
At the same time, Irish head of state has also complained to FIFA and requests the match between France and Ireland to be replayed following Thiery Henry's "frog hand" which touched the ball before giving a swift pass to Gallas who scored the goal that lifted France to World cup in South Africa.
However, FIFA has rejected this request saying that FIFA regulations are clear, and referee decision is final.