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Algerian player slaps female journalist

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London, Jun 24: Algerian football player Rafik Saifi slapped a female journalist, Asma Halimi, on the face after his team was knocked out of the World Cup by the United States.

Saifi, 35, is said to have lashed out before a post-match interview when he spotted the journalist who works for Algeria's biggest newspaper, 'Competition'.

The journalist, said she had a disagreement with Saifi a year ago. "I was waiting for the Algerian players. When Saifi came I just moved away. I felt a hit," Asma Halimi told BBC.

But Saifi was also left with a cut face after the journalist allegedly hit him back. Halimi is demanding cops and FIFA to take action.


Story first published: Thursday, June 24, 2010, 13:08 [IST]
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