Algerians "invade" FIFA headquarters to demand a replay of the Cameroon match

Hundreds of Algerians have gathered since the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, May 4, in front of the headquarters of the International Football Association in the Swiss city of Zurich, to protest and demand the replay of the match between Algeria and Cameroon in the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup. Extensive in social media platforms.

The Algerian national team was excluded from qualifying for the 2022 World Cup after losing the second leg of the play-off against Cameroon in Algeria on March 29, with a score of 1-2 after the extension, despite its victory in the first leg in Cameroon with a score of 0-1. The “Untamed Lions” team benefited from the advantage rule for goals scored away from home.

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The Algerian fans, the Algerian Federation and the technical director of the “Greens”, Jamal Belmadi, criticized the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama, and stressed that he had denied Algeria qualification for the World Cup because of his “arbitration grievance”, which prompted Algeria to file a complaint with the FIFA Referees Committee. It is waiting for a response in the coming days, at a time when the Algerians are dreaming of a decision to replay the match or do justice to their country’s team with another decision that will give them consideration.

Hundreds of Algerians gathered in front of the headquarters of the International Football Association, today, Wednesday, wearing the colors of the Algerian national team and the Algerian flag, and chanted slogans and chants calling for the president of “FIFA”, Gianni Infantino, to do justice to the “Greens”, accusing the Confederation of African Football officials of corruption, highlighting the hypothesis that the Algeria team to a conspiracy to deprive him of qualifying for the World Cup.

And the Algerian masses moved to the Swiss city of Zurich from different regions and cities of the old continent, according to what was circulated on social media platforms. Football from a decision regarding the complaint of Algeria.

The pioneers of social media platforms interacted widely with the protests of the Algerian fans in front of the headquarters of “FIFA”, especially as it is considered a precedent in this field, and it also highlights that a large group of Algerians still believe in the possibility of replaying the match, although the Algerian Football Association announced “officially.” He did not request that and did not provide evidence proving the referee’s involvement in the “bribery” case, as it was promoted in “Social Media”, indicating that his case is based on the arbitration errors of Gassama.

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