2022 World Cup: FIFA rejects Algeria’s appeal after defeat in play-off

The file is closed. The appeal filed by Algeria against arbitration during the qualifying return play-off for the 2022 World Cup, and lost against Cameroon (1-2 ap), was rejected by FIFA.

Two days after the goal of Karl-Toko Ekambi, synonymous with elimination for the Fennecs, in the last moments of the extension, the Algerian Federation (FAF) had announced the introduction of an appeal to FIFA and asked to make replay the match because of “scandalous arbitration” by Gambian Bakary Gassama.

“All the incidents that occurred during the match were carefully examined by the two video referees”

The FIFA Referees Committee in its letter to the FAF

But the FIFA Referees Committee rejected this request, according to a letter made public on Saturday by the Algerian Federation. “We regret that, according to your assessment, the decisions of the referees could have negatively influenced the course of the meetingis it written. All incidents that occurred during the match were carefully examined by the two video referees, in accordance with the Laws of the Game and the video assistance protocol for refereeing. »

Contacted by AFP, FIFA confirmed that the FAF had seized its disciplinary committee and had requested the analysis of its arbitration committee. “FIFA has responded to the FAF on these two files and considers the file closed”a FIFA spokesperson told the news agency in an email.

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