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The laser covers half of Mohamed Salah's face in the Senegal match, amid controversy over its impact

The laser covers half of Mohamed Salah’s face in the Senegal match, amid controversy over its impact

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The footage, which showed intense laser beams directed at the face of the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, before he took the penalty kick against Senegal in the World Cup qualifiers, aroused widespread indignation from the Egyptian fans.

In the match in which his country qualified for the World Cup, Senegal’s fans resorted to directing a lot of laser beams to the eyes of Egypt’s players while executing penalty kicks, and on the face of Egypt’s goalkeeper, Mohamed El-Shennawy, while he was saving the kicks.

And when Salah advanced to take his kick, intense laser beams appeared that covered half of his face before he hit the ball very strangely over goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy.

This shot caused widespread controversy on social media, as many tweeters considered that the laser affected Salah’s vision of the goal, which led him to waste the kick.

Egypt had lost 3-1 on penalties to Senegal after the original two halves ended with a score of 1-0 for the Senegalese team, after Egypt won the first leg with the same result.

Penalty kicks prevented Egypt from reaching the World Cup for the second time in a row, amid a state of shock and sadness in Egyptian football circles.

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