Algeria has filed an appeal with FIFA to denounce a “scandalous arbitration” with the hope of replaying the match against Cameroon. A complaint which will also be examined on April 21 by the world body, but Nourredine Kourichi believes that the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) is on the wrong track.
Author of 30 selections (2 goals), the former Algerian international, who notably participated in the 1982 World Cup, believes that Bakary Gassama, is not responsible for the elimination of his country on the road to Qatar 2022, although he admits, however, that the Gambian referee was not faultless in this return leg counting for the play-offs of the 2022 World Cup.
“Apart from perhaps a penalty, it would be reductive to make him the scapegoat for this defeat”, slice Nourredine Kourichi on Maghreb FC, the blog of journalist Nabil Djellit, media consultant Canal+ and the team. I remind you that everything was ok 10 seconds from the end. If Toko Ekambi doesn’t score, would we be there talking about the referee? (…) The arbitration argument is not admissible. We can only blame ourselves.”
Nourredine Kourichi: “These 10 seconds are the players’ fault”
Bruised, Noureddine Kourichi, former central defender of the great Algerian team of the 1980s, gave himself up with an open heart. He draws up an uncompromising assessment of Algerian football.https://t.co/QUsh0p0Go5
— Nabil Djellit (@Nabil_djellit) April 8, 2022