A POSSIBLE 2nd LEG MATCH REPLAY BETWEEN CAMEROON AND ALGERIA?
Algeria striker Islam Slimani saw two efforts ruled out, one in the second half for offside, and a second in the first half of extra-time after Gambian referee Bakary Gassama consulted the pitchside monitor and deemed there had been a handball in the build-up.
Ahmed Touba had scored a 118th-minute header to seemingly send Algeria to the World Cup finals, only for Toko Ekambi to score four minutes into stoppage time of second-half extra-time.
Cameroon won the tie on away goals after winning the second leg 2-1 in Algeria, but FAF is contesting the result.
A state from the Algerian Football Federation said, "The FAF is determined to use all legally permitted means to have its rights restored and to replay the match under conditions guaranteeing the honesty and partiality of the referee.
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has called for a replay of their World Cup play-off second leg against Cameroon over “scandalous” refereeing decisions.
Algeria fell at the final qualifying hurdle after Karl Toko Ekambi’s 124th-minute winner helped Cameroon book a spot in Qatar ahead of Friday’s World Cup draw.
The FAF claimed "scandalous arbitration” during the match “distorted the result".
Citing "outrageous" refereeing decisions, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) asked on Thursday for the 2nd leg of the World Cup qualifier to be replayed.