The goals scored by Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani on Saturday ensured the reigning champions’ spot in Sunday’s championship game against Argentina.
The Moroccan team has voiced their displeasure with the officiating of the match by Cesar Ramos.
The majority of the focus was on one particular event. Ramos issued a yellow card to Moroccan winger Sofiane Boufal for a first-half collision with France’s Hernandez inside the French penalty area.
Fans from Morocco were confident that their team deserved a penalty, but video replays seem to show that Hernandez made contact with Boufal.
This is what the Royal Moroccan Football Federation said in a statement: “The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) severely objected to the arbitration of the Morocco-France match officiated by Mr. Cesar Arturo Ramos.
In a letter to the appropriate authority, the FRMF raises the arbitration case that, in the judgment of several experts in the field, resulted in two incontestable penalties being withheld from the Moroccan selection.
That the Video Assistance to Arbitration (VAR) system did not respond to certain arbitration scenarios was likewise a source of significant surprise for the FRMF.
The FRMF reminds everyone that it will do everything in its power to safeguard and preserve the rights of the National Selections by pushing for fairness in arbitration and rejecting these arbitration decisions taken during this semi-final showdown at the World Cup of FIFA Qatar 2022.
Some supporters even turned to social media to demand a rematch.
One of them reportedly remarked, “We demand a rematch between Morocco and France.”
Another user of social media wrote, “It was not fair for our team; the nation of Morocco is devastated.”