Almost a month after the Gambian bakery filed its appeal with FIFA to replay the play-off match in the World Cup (2–1 loss against Cameroon) due to Gasama’s “reprehensible arbitration”, Algeria must soon be decided on its fate. The body is found this Thursday in Zurich (Switzerland).
Algeria will finally know. After Karl was knocked out of the playing field in the 2022 World Cup play-offs by Toko-Ekambi’s Cameroon (2–1 defeat after extra time), the Fenekes had yet to say their last word. And it’s on an entirely different ground: that of the judiciary.
After condemning Gambian referee Bekri Gassama as “a blasphemous arbitration distorting the outcome of the match”, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) announced that it would appeal with FIFA to try to reschedule the match. was filing. Appeal whose decision is expected soon. According to local media, Algerian supporters have demonstrated in front of the FIFA headquarters in Zurich (Switzerland) in recent days.
“Don’t Sell Illusions” to Algerian Fans
While a meeting of the governing body is due this Thursday, the outcome of this appeal and its consequences relate to another seizure by the Algerian Fed. It had also seized the FIFA Arbitration Committee “in accordance with the recommendations of its legal advisors”, which reported earlier in the week that “the complaint file submitted is based on the arguments and technical considerations relating to the arbitration. requires an examination”.
To support their request, which has little chance of succeeding, Algeria in particular relied on two goals denied to Islam Slimani (offside and handball) and two on either Rachid Geizal or Yousef Belali on Cameroon’s surface. Conflicts are not sanctioned by the referee with a penalty. ,
The former president of the FAF, Charaf-Edin Amara (who resigned soon after the abolition) quickly speculated that the “match is likely to be replayed” and that he did not want to “sell the illusion” to Algerian supporters. . ,