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Mo Salah was pelted with bottles as he stormed off the pitch after being attacked with laser pens in the World Cup qualifier sham

MO SALAH was blinded by LASER and pelted with bottles – when he missed his World Cup dream on penalties.

Liverpool teammate sadio mane scored the winning penalty kick to ensure Senegal beat Egypt in a replay of the Afcon final.

Mo Salah was attacked with laser pens in shocking scenes at the World Cup qualifier against Senegal

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Mo Salah was attacked with laser pens in shocking scenes at the World Cup qualifier against Senegal
Salah was protected from the invading Senegalese fans after Egypt's crushing defeat

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Salah was protected from the invading Senegalese fans after Egypt’s crushing defeat

Yobs aimed dangerous laser pens at Egypt’s players throughout the second leg of the World Cup play-off final in Senegal’s capital Dakar.

The Pharaohs’ penalty takers were peppered by the lights during the penalty shootout when three of their four shooters missed.

salah shot his effort wildly over the bar – before Mane fired Senegal at his expense to Qatar 2022.

The Egyptian skipper was then led down the tunnel by security guards who protected his head while fans hurled rockets at him.

Mane converts the crucial penalty to shatter Salah's World Cup dream
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Senegal won the game 1-0 that night, sending the game into overtime and penalties after the reverse result in Egypt on Friday.

Fifa had previously called for laser pens to be banned from stadiums.

The ophthalmologist and retina specialist Dr. Robert Josephburg had previously warned, “I was blown away by the power of these things.

“We are talking about serious damage, even if someone is only exposed to it for a few seconds. Sport is an area to worry about, especially when some fans are trying to gain an advantage for their team.

“People need to realize this is not fun and not a game, it’s serious stuff.

“You’re endangering someone’s vision. There can be tremendous impact and real risk of damaging a person’s vision, at least temporarily and possibly permanently.

“If I were a player, I would be scared.

“I just hope the authorities act before any real damage is done. The retina is very sensitive and not designed for light of this intensity.

“If it shines in someone’s eyes for even a few seconds, they can experience a variety of symptoms — temporary blindness, blurred vision, patchy vision, vision may not even fully return.”

Sadio Mane took home the crucial penalty to send Senegal to the World Cup

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Sadio Mane took home the crucial penalty to send Senegal to the World CupCredit: AP
Mo Salah missed out on a spot in Qatar later that year

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Mo Salah missed out on a spot in Qatar later that yearCredit: AP

The Dakar laser scandal came after young Egyptian stars used laser pens on Senegalese players in the first leg in Cairo.

As in the Africa Cup of Nations final, Mane scored the deciding penalty in the shoot-out that decided another tricky, nerve-wracking game.

This time Salah scored a penalty after being denied that chance by his Liverpool team-mate’s winner in January.

But the Egyptian king smacked his first penalty over the bar when his country needed it to show some composure after poor performances in regular time and extra time.

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