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sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 16.78333282470703px; text-align: justify; background-color: #eaf4ed;”>The CAF Disciplinary met in Cairo, 16th of October 2012 to look into the incidents that led to the abandonment of match No 56 Senegal vs. Ivory Coast during the final qualifier for the 29th Edition of CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Dakar. Missiles, stones, bottles, firecrackers were thrown onto the pitch and tear gas was used prompting the referee to stop the match after 74 minutes of match had been played. As a result CAF decided to officially confirm the result of the match as 2 – 0 in favor of Ivory Coast in accordance with the provisions of article 16 para 20 of the regulations of the competition and to consider Senegal the loser of the said match and eliminated from the competition without prejudice to any other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF Disciplinary Board.
It is worth mentioning that Article 16 para 20 stipulates: ‘If the referee is forced to stop the match before the end of the regular time because of invasion of the field or aggression against the visiting team, the host team shall be considered loser and shall be eliminated from the competition, without prejudice to the sanctions existing in the regulations.’