Some French fans have still not recovered from their national team’s defeat against Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar and have collected signatures to request that the match be replayed as a “sold arbitration”. be played with
French posted the petition on the Mesopinians website and has collected more than 200,000 signatures so far. The claimants argue, mainly, that there was no foul in the penalty by Ousmane Dembele on Ángel Di Maria, which he scored in favor of Argentina.
“The arbitration was completely sold out, there was never a penalty or foul on Mbappe, the second goal!!!!”, reads the publication.
Argentina responds to French complaint
Albiceleste fans did not take long to react to the publication and created a new one to ask that the French “stop crying” and assured that if it were not for their striker Kylian Mbappe, they would not have been tied.
“I propose that we take advantage of the moment of union in Argentina and collect signatures so that the French stop crying and also win the ‘Signature World Cup'”, Valentín Gómez of Argentina published on Twitter.
“Ever since we won the World Cup final, the French won’t stop whining, complaining and not accepting that Argentina are world champions. If Embappé wasn’t there, they wouldn’t have gone to the penalty”, Change.org read the Argentine publication on the site, which already had more than 30,000 signatures within minutes.
FIFA assures that there was no fixing in the World Cup
FIFA reported that it had not detected any tampering in the 64 matches of the Qatar 2022 World Cup through its Integrity Working Group.
The group was tasked with monitoring match manipulation as well as integrity issues for the first time in the World Cup.
“As part of its remit, the task force reviewed surveillance reports from legal betting markets, investigations in various jurisdictions and surveillance at competition venues for suspicious conduct. No threat of match-rigging was found in any of the matches played during the competition,” the agency reported.
“The composition of the working group ensured that the response to any alerts regarding potential match manipulation and integrity issues during the FIFA World Cup was competent, coordinated and timely,” he concluded.
A way of working to take forward the reforms that have been satisfactorily initiated by FIFA and whose next big challenge will be the Women’s Football World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 to August 20, 2023.