Algeria request for replay of World Cup playoff against Cameroon


Algeria’s Mehdi Tahrat (L) vies for the ball with Cameroon’s Léandre Tawamba during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying third round football match between Algeria and Cameroon at the Stade omnisport de Douala stadium in Douala, Cameroon on March 25, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO/AFP via Getty Images)

The Algeria Football Federation has requested for a replay of their World Cup playoff clash against Cameroon and stopped a grumbling with FIFA over the match’s refereeing.

The Federation asserted the officiating “contorted the result”.


Karl Toko Ekambi conveyed the definitive strike in the fourth added minute of additional time in Blida on Tuesday to sentence Algeria to a 2-1 aggregate defeat on away goals.

Cameroon proceeded to qualify for Qatar 2022.

Islam Slimani saw two goals precluded, the first in the second half and again in extra time.

Ref Bakary Gassama at first permitting the last goal to remain prior to utilizing the pitch-side screen to consider the Algeria striker had taken care of the ball.

Charaf-Eddine Amara has resigned as President of FAF following Algeria’s exit from World Cup playoff qualifying, while the federation has lodged an enticement to world governing body FIFA.
“The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has lodged an allure with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) against the shocking assertion which mutilated the result of the Algeria vs. Cameroon playoff,” the assertion read.

“The FAF is determined to utilize all lawfully allowed means to have its freedoms reestablished and to replay the match under conditions ensuring the genuineness and inclination of the discretion.
“The FAF likewise demands the launch of an examination by FIFA bodies to reveal insight into the arbitration of the Algeria vs. Cameroon match.”

The draw for the group stage of the World Cup is set to kickoff on Friday.