The Algerians still cannot digest the defeat.
On March 29, after winning a goal to nil in the first leg, Algeria received Cameroon to play their place in the 2022 World Cup. Unfortunately for them and their supporters, the hopes of qualification were dashed. flew away after extra time, following a goal by Karl-Toko Ekambi which allowed the Indomitable Lions to snatch their ticket to Qatar.
Several weeks after this cruel defeat, the Algerians are still angry. In question ? according to them, the arbitration of the meeting led by Bakary Gassama.
The Fennecs accuse the Gambian referee of partiality and of having multiplied the decisions in favor of Cameroon. In order to express their anger, several dozen Algerian fans decided to demonstrate in front of FIFA headquarters, Algerian media reported.
On the pictures revealed on the Twitter account of these media, we discover a hundred participants massed in front of the institution, flag in hand.
The latter are demanding justice for the "decisions" taken by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama during the Algeria-Cameroon match.
Invited on RMC this Monday, May 2, Algerian coach Djamel Belmadi said: "You saw the match. For my perception of things, me, and also 50 million people estimate it, that we were wronged in this Algeria-Cameroon (...) The crux of the problem is the "African arbitration. There is a stranglehold of those who have a long arm on arbitration. There is influence peddling" .