While the verdict of the FIFA on the Algerian resort to replay the 2022 World dam match between Algeria and Cameroon held spellbound fans of both nations, the Qatari television channel BeIN SPORT has caused confusion on social networks this Monday, May 2, announcing that the “meeting will not be replayed”
Sport TV channel stated in particular that “the international football federation would thus dismissed Algeria in its application, arguing that the Gambian referee Bakary Gassama distorted the outcome of the game March 29 in Blida.”.
So is this a real scoop that has been revealed in advance? Fortunately for Algerian supporters (and unfortunately for Cameroonian supporters) the truth is quite different: This is simply an incredible media hiccup from BeIN SPORTS .
Indeed, the famous sports television channel was based, wrongly, on the fines which were announced this Monday, May 2 by FIFA ( 3,000 Swiss francs due to the lighting of smoke bombs and the throwing of objects during of the Algeria-Cameroon match ) to awkwardly conclude that the Algeria-Cameroon match will not be replayed.
However, the sanctions pronounced this Monday by FIFA have no connection with the appeal filed by the Algerian Federation against the arbitration of this meeting by the Gambian Bakary Gassama and the arbitration committee has not yet rendered its official verdict. .
The case of the Algeria-Cameroon match thus remains in abeyance until an official announcement from the FIFA arbitration committee . The latter is not yet relevant…