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Algeria requests replay against Cameroon

Algeria requests replay against Cameroon
Algerian team before the 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Burkina Faso at the Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida, Algeria on November 16, 2021   -  
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Citing "outrageous" refereeing decisions, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) asked on Thursday for the 2nd leg of World Cup qualifier to be replayed. In the aftermath of the fixture, the president of the (FAF) resigned.

Nearly two days after the 2nd leg of World Cup qualifier which opposed Algeria to Cameroon, tensions are still high. The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) issued a statement on Thursday after it demanded a replay of the game. Citing "outrageous" refereeing decisions by Gambian Bakary Gassama which "have skewed the result" of the game, the FAF logded an appeal with FIFA FIFA to have a match replay.

However, the president of the Algerian Football Federation said "the chances" for this bid to be successfull were "low" as he did not wish to "to sell illusions" to Algerian fans.

In dramatic fashion, Cameroon secured an 8th World Cup participation by beating Algeria (2-1) on Tuesday. Algerian fans protested penalties had not been granted. Cameroonian Karl-Toko Ekambi scored last second goal in 120th+4 minutes. Shattering the dreams of millions of Fennecs fans who assembled en masse at the Blida stadium.

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