Former Malian international and recently sacked from his position as assistant coach of the Eagles, Fousseni Diawara, made serious accusations about the video arb itration (VAR) during the meeting Tunisia – Mali.
Defeated in Bamako 1-0 by Tunisia in the first leg of the 2022 World Cup play-offs, Mali had the opportunity to catch up after only 4 minutes in Tunis on the return (0-0), before Diadie Samassekou’s goal was disallowed for a barely noticeable offside.
For its part, the video assistance (VAR) obviously did not flinch, it still has to be able to fulfill its role? Fousseni Diawara who was in the front row assured that there was a malfunction. “I can tell you: the VAR did not work. I followed how it happened, I watched the attitude of the referee, I was next to the screen: the goal we scored was completely valid and did not was checked by the VAR because the VAR was not working”, he denounced before continuing.
“You saw, the realization passed very quickly, the referee didn’t even take the time. He put his hand in his ear but I can say 100% that the VAR was not working. So that too is not normal for a match with such an important stake. added Fousseni Diawara.
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