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Morocco protests to FIFA over semi final referee France Vs Morocco
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Morocco protests to FIFA over semi final referee

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Dec 2022, 03:30 pm

Rabat/UNI: The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has protested to FIFA over the performance of the Mexican referee Cesar Arturo Ramos Palazuelos during Wednesday's World Cup semifinal between Morocco and France.

The FRMF said that Palazuelos deprived the Moroccan team of two obvious penalties.

The football body also expressed its astonishment that the VAR room failed to alert him.

The federation will spare no effort to defend the rights of its national team, it said in a statement on Thursday.

It also urged the FIFA to take fair measures against the arbitral injustice practiced against the Moroccan team in its World Cup semifinal match against the French team.

Morocco lost 2-0, as Theo Hernandez scored at the fifth minute, and Randal Kolo Muani at the 79th.

The FRMF is unhappy that the referee didn't award a penalty in the first half to the Atlas Lions when Theo Hernandez made contact with Sofiane Boufal in the area.

Instead of awarding a spot-kick, Boufal got a yellow card.

The FRMF was also unhappy about the referee's and the VAR silence, when Selim Amallah was hauled down as he awaited the delivery of a set-piece.

France have reached closer to claiming its second consecutive Fifa World Cup victory, with only one team in their way, Argentina, who they will play against on Sunday.