- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 16, 2009

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - FIFA has received an official complaint from Egypt related to the decision-making process that gave Brazil a late penalty in its 4-3 win at the Confederations Cup.

Egypt defender Ahmed Al Muhamadi was red-carded for using his right arm to stop a goal-bound shot on the line, and Kaka converted the resulting penalty Monday in Bloemfontein to give Brazil the win.

FIFA spokesman Nicolas Maingot says “the matter of the complaint is about the process which led to the decision to award the penalty and have a red card.”

After Al Muhamadi stopped the shot, he collapsed as if hurt, holding his head. Referee Howard Webb first pointed for a corner after play was stopped, but then awarded the penalty and handed out the red card.



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