Serbia appeal to FIFA over refereeing in defeat to Switzerland | Football News
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“We have now submitted seven video-recordings clearly displaying Brych’s tendency to make selections in opposition to our nationwide group,” stated a press release from the Serbian affiliation.
“The footage reveals Brych’s double requirements in brandishing yellow playing cards, as he was fast to guide our key gamers whereas he did not do the identical in related conditions on the different finish.”
Chief amongst their complaints was the choice to not award Aleksandar Mitrovic a penalty within the second half when the sport was poised at 1-1, an incident the place referee Brych selected to not seek the advice of the video assistant referee (VAR).
A strike from Xherdan Shaqiri in stoppage time accomplished Switzerland’s comeback from a aim down and means Serbia face the daunting process of beating Brazil of their remaining recreation on Wednesday to ensure their place within the subsequent spherical.
In the event that they draw with Brazil, nevertheless, they might qualify within the unlikely state of affairs that Switzerland misplaced to Costa Rica by multiple aim within the different Group E recreation.
“Essentially the most obtrusive poor determination was not awarding Serbia a penalty for a foul on Mitrovic with the rating 1-1, and awarding the spot kick might have turned the match our approach,” added the assertion.
“The entire world noticed the penalty besides Brych and it ought to have gone to VAR evaluation.
“We’re questioning why Serbia is the one group within the World Cup the place the match official selected to disregard controversial conditions at it raises the professional query whether or not the VAR is getting used selectively.”