World Cup 2022: Football Association submits report seeking Fifa clarity over penalty decisions


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The Football Association has submitted a report to Fifa seeking clarity over perceived penalty inconsistencies on the World Cup.

After beating Iran 6-2, supervisor Gareth Southgate stated he was “worried” in regards to the impression of England showing in a pre-tournament referee briefing.

Harry Maguire was denied an early penalty on Monday however Iran had been awarded one from an identical incident.

“We put a report in. We haven’t heard anything back as yet,” stated Southgate.

Fifa referees’ committee chairman Pierluigi Collina spoke in the course of the briefing, which was additionally open to the Media.

The Italian used a clip of midfielder Kalvin Phillips blocking to create house for Maguire to attain from a nook and stated such a aim could be disallowed on the World Cup.

Maguire gave the impression to be pulled again from a nook towards Iran, who had been later given a spot-kick themselves following a shirt-pull by England defender John Stones. Argentina had been additionally awarded an identical penalty towards Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

“There was obviously a penalty given the next afternoon, so whether that was a consequence of our game being reviewed by the referees or not, it’s hard to say,” Southgate added.

“The concern is the consistency. We know what we’ve got to do right and we know we risk being punished for certain things.

“I feel for all of the groups within the event, there’s a fear once you’re not fairly certain what is going on to be given and in addition that uncertainty on the sector and from the VAR as effectively.”

‘It’s a super-difficult job, however there needs to be clarity’

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Gareth Southgate and John Stones have known as for clarity on refereeing decisions on the World Cup

Referring to the penalty decisions against Iran, Stones added: “I do not know what that VAR thought course of was.

“I know that Harry got kind of highlighted in that first kind of instance, but I’m not one for going down and I was straight up appealing for a penalty. I didn’t even realise that Harry had been having the same thing.

“Looking at it after, I’m a bit baffled that nothing had been known as after which was for one thing that, in my view, was by no means, ever, ever a penalty.

“I’m not one for conceding silly fouls or things like that and I don’t believe that, with the amount of jostling that goes on in a box, a little pull of the shirt makes someone’s knees buckle and go over.

“But there has acquired to be some kind of consistency to it. It’s exhausting to know what somebody’s thought course of is as a result of we acquired sat in a refereeing assembly earlier than the event and acquired informed sure issues and I feel our frustration is when these do not get backed up.

“That’s difficult because we try to adapt our game to the way they want to referee things and I understand that they have got a super-difficult job nowadays with all the cameras and so many options being different to others. But there has to be a bit of clarity.”

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