DOHA (AP) – National coach Walid Regragui of Morocco finds it quite logical that his country’s football federation has filed a complaint with FIFA against the refereeing of the semi-final loss by his team against France ( 2-0). “Because I think we are at a disadvantage,” he told a press conference ahead of Saturday’s third-place game against Croatia.

“I also know that we are not going to play the final because of this protest,” Regragui said. “But it’s good to say something from you sometimes. France also protested a disallowed goal against Tunisia at this World Cup? It’s not that strange.”

According to Regragui and the Moroccan federation, Mexican referee César Romas should have whistled a penalty during the semi-finals after a duel between French defender Theo Hernández and striker Sofiane Boufal. “But he didn’t. He even gave Boufal a yellow card. Then no video referee was called. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we would have won if we had been awarded a penalty But we would have deserved a penalty.”

Source: ANP