The Royal Morocco Football Federation (FMRF) has lodged a complaint to FIFA over the poor officiating of centre referee Cesar Ramos’ during their 2022 World Cup semi-final defeat to France.
Recall that the Atlas Lions lost 2-0 to the reigning champions on Wednesday, however, FMRF claimed that the referee denied the team clear penalties that should have been awarded.
In a statement issued on Thursday by the federation, which was published on its website, said: “The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (Federation of Football) strongly protested the arbitration of the Moroccan national team’s match against the French national team, led by Cesar Arturo Ramos Palazuelos. This came in a letter to the competent body that included The arbitration cases that deprived the Moroccan team of two clear penalty kicks, according to the testimony of arbitration specialists, and at the same time surprising that the mouse room was not alerted to that.
He added, “The Royal Moroccan Football Federation affirms that it will not hesitate to defend the rights of our team, calling for fairness in taking the necessary measures regarding the arbitration injustice that was practiced on the Moroccan national team in its match against the French national team, in the semi-final drawing of the World Cup.”
France took the lead after five minutes with a goal from Hernandez.
Substitute Randal Kolo Muani added the second 10 minutes from time to send France through to their second World Cup final on the trot.
The defending champions is seeking to become only the third nation to win back-to-back tournaments will play Argentina on Sunday evening at the Lusail Stadium.
Morocco will vie with Croatia in the third-place play-off on Saturday at the Khalifa International Stadium.