Morocco complains to FIFA over its World Cup encounter with France and demands a rematch.


Regarding the refereeing during their World Cup semifinal match against France, Morocco has complained to FIFA.

Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani scored in the first half and second half each to give the reigning champions a 2-0 victory, which guaranteed them a spot in the championship game against Argentina on Sunday.

In response to several of the referee Cesar Ramos’ judgments throughout the game, Morocco has now voiced their displeasure.

Particularly, one instance drew the greatest attention. When Hernandez and Moroccan winger Sofiane Boufal collided in the France penalty area during the first half, Boufal was given a booking by Ramos.

Replays, meanwhile, appear to indicate that Hernandez made contact with Boufal, and Moroccan supporters were sure that they should have been given a penalty.

“The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) severely objected about the arbitration of the Morocco-France match officiated by Mr. Cesar Arturo Ramos,” said a statement from the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. To this purpose, the FRMF sent a letter to the appropriate authority in which it refers back to the arbitration case that, in the view of several arbitration experts, robbed the Moroccan selection of two undeniable penalties.

The Video Assistance to Arbitration (VAR) system’s lack of response to certain arbitration scenarios was also noted by the FRMF as a source of significant surprise. The FRMF reminds everyone that it will stop at nothing to protect and uphold the rights of the National Selections by promoting arbitration fairness and by criticizing these arbitral rulings made during this World Cup semifinal match of FIFA Qatar 2022.

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