FIFA dismissed France’s appeal over disallowed goal against Tunisia

FIFA dismissed France’s appeal over disallowed goal against Tunisia

FIFA has dismissed France ‘s appeal against the decision to disallow Antoine Griezmann ‘s goal in the surprising 1-0 loss to Tunisia on the last date of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar .

The Atlético de Madrid player hit a volley on the last play of the game to tie the game at Education City Stadium, but after the team led by Didier Deschamps celebrated, referee Michael Conger annulled the action for offside.

The French Football Federation (FFF) considered that the referees were wrong to disallow the goal, since the game had been restarted briefly when VAR intervened, which is prohibited. “We are writing a complaint after Antoine Griezmann’s goal was, in our opinion, annulled by mistake,” the entity had expressed.

Had France been successful with their appeal, the score would have changed to 1-1, although the final standings in Group D would not have changed. However, FIFA confirmed in a statement on Monday that they will not investigate the matter further.

“The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has dismissed the protest filed by the French Football Association in relation to the Tunisia-France match,” the statement read. Khazri’s goal ended France’s nine-game unbeaten run in the competition dating back to the quarter-finals at Brazil 2014.

The Blues beat Poland 3-1 in the round of 16 and will face England on Saturday with the aim of continuing their quest to retain the Russia 2018 title.

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