July 20, 2018

Morocco is first country to report referees to FIFA (Guardian)

Morocco is first country to report referees to FIFA (Guardian)

Morocco yesterday became the first country to take its case against officiating at the on-going World Cup to football governing body, FIFA.

Morocco, which was in group B of the competition in Russia, complained that a series of officiating mistakes facilitated its ouster from the competition, especially in matches against Portugal and Spain.

Nigeria, Senegal and Peru also have their own grouse to grind with the referees, whose conducts have been subject of debate among the neutrals in Russia.

In its complaint to FIFA, Morocco said ‘serious errors’ led to its inability to qualify for the second round, adding that the video assistant (VAR) referee system has been used to favour its opponents. Read more

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