Special.. the Algerian Federation moves again and submits this request to FIFA

A private source close to the Algerian Football Association revealed to “winwin” that the body headed by Sharafeddine Amara took the first step to respond to the decision of the FIFA Referees Committee regarding its complaint against referee Bakari Gassama, which included “closing” the Algeria match file. Cameroon is in the second leg of the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup, without appealing to Gassama’s refereeing method for the play-off.

On Friday, May 6, the FIFA Referees Committee responded to the Algerian Football Federation’s complaint “negatively.” It did not respond to the aspirations and wishes of the Algerian fans who were waiting for the match to be replayed, in sympathy, according to them, to the arbitration grievance suffered by the Algerian national team in the Cameroon match.

Algeria lost to Cameroon amid arbitration controversy

The Algerian Federation published a statement in which it reported the correspondence of the referees committee, and said: “We regret that, according to your estimation, the decisions of the referees can have a negative impact on the course of the match. We have well noted the elements that you have attached to your complaint, and we can indeed guarantee you that all the events that took place in During the match it has been carefully checked by the Video Referees, in accordance with the Laws of the Game and the VAT protocol.”

A special source indicated to “winwin” that the officials of the Algerian Football Association, after consulting some legal experts, decided, on Saturday, May 7, to write to the referees committee and demand additional clarifications regarding the response they received, and they also insisted on obtaining the video assistant referee recordings, which constitute The focus of Algeria’s complaint in the last period, given that the Algerian Federation confirmed that referee Gassama did not want to respond to the “mouse” rulers in some suspicious shots during the World Cup interval.

FIFA rejected the Algerian Football Association’s grievance regarding the match against Cameroon

The insistence of the Algerian Football Association, according to our source, to see the recordings of the “Var” room, came after the referees committee confirmed that there were no violations in this regard and that the match referees respected the arbitration regulations and the protocol of the video assistant referee technology, at a time when Algeria had reservations about this matter from During her complaint, she indicated that there were violations in this regard.

Algeria won 0-1 in the Cameroon stadium, but lost 1-2 on the grounds of the “Mustafa Chaker” stadium in the Algerian province of Blida, to fade the hopes of “the Greens” to reach the Qatar World Cup scheduled for the period between November 21 and 18 next December.

Since the end of that match, the Algerian fans have not stopped demanding that the match be replayed, noting that the “Greens” were subjected to injustice by the Gambian referee Bakari Gassama, who managed the confrontation, as they saw that he scored an incorrect goal for Cameroon (the first goal), in addition to not counting the goal he scored. Islam Soleimani in the second half of the match, as well as his disregard for calculating several penalty kicks in the interest of Algeria, according to the fans and local media.

On May 2, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee imposed a fine on the Algerian Football Federation of 3,000 Swiss francs; The crowds rioted in the stands of “Mustafa Çakir” stadium, throwing projectiles and igniting fireworks during the aforementioned confrontation.

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