ALGERIA - CAMEROON FOOTBALL. After several days of study, Algeria's appeal was rejected by Fifa, which should not communicate publicly.
End clap for the Fennecs. Following the appeal filed by the Algerian Federation, Fifa communicated to the latter that the appeal filed for suspicion of corruption was rejected. In its press release, the FAF states that the FIFA committee sent it the following message: "We regret that, according to your assessment, the decisions of the referees could have negatively influenced the course of the match. We have taken due note of the elements of your mail and we can already guarantee that all the incidents occurring during the match have been carefully examined by the two 'video' referees, in accordance with the Laws of the Game and the video assistance protocol at arbitration". According to information from RMC Sport, the FAF withdrew its complaint to the disciplinary committee of the world body, and preferred to settle for an explanation from the arbitration committee concerning the decisions taken by Bakary Gassama.
The bomb was dropped by Egyptian journalist Maher Genina a few weeks ago. According to the On Time Sports channel specialist, "FIFA's investigation has taken another turn with new elements in favor of Algeria". The journalist referred to a compromising audio recording, adding that "FIFA is currently investigating the case of a referee who received a sum of money by transfer to his account via a company belonging to a president of a federation whose the selection is qualified for the next World Cup".
Several scenarios are possible after the appeal filed by Algeria: