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FIFA fines Egypt $50K for prohibited World Cup warmup game

ZURICH (AP) FIFA has fined Egypt's soccer federation 50,000 Swiss francs ($50,000) for playing a World Cup warmup game during a prohibited period.

No international friendlies were allowed from May 21-27 which was a mandatory rest week for World Cup players.

FIFA says the mandatory rest week was "in order to protect players before the final competition."

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