Katarski sudac Abdulrahman Al Jassim i njegovi suradnici iz VAR sobe izazvali su bijes cijele Hrvatske, ali i zgražanje čitavog svijeta zbog svoje odluke da ne sviraju jedanaesterac zbog prekršaja na Jošku Gvardiolu.
U 74. minuti Gvardiol se ubacio iza leđa marokanske obrane, dobio je odličnu loptu u prostor, ali prilikom dodavanja ga je Sofyan Amrabat udario po lijevoj nozi. Naš je branič pao, a igra se nastavila minutu-dvije. Kad je uslijedio prvi idući prekid, Vatreni su opkolili suca Al Jassima, koji im je pokazao da je na liniji s VAR sobom. Poslije kratkotrajnih konzultacija signalizirao je da ne misli svirati penal, odnosno da se igra dalje.
Odmah nakon takve odluke na društvenim mrežama uslijedile su brojne reakcije. Ljubitelji nogometa sa svih strana svijeta nisu mogli vjerovati da nije dosuđen jedanaesterac za Hrvatsku.
Croatia is robbed for penalty and Moroccoans are acting like they are damaged.... Acting and pressing the ref— Jelena Teklić (@Jelena48916105) December 17, 2022
Croatia denied 'clearest penalty you will see' by VAR during Morocco World Cup clashhttps://t.co/KSEzGKjtkZ— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) December 17, 2022
They (FIFIA) are hopping Morocco will equalize. If it was 3:1 for Croatia, equalizing would be really difficult. So no penalty— Maria - law nerd and rando #737 (@rotaru67138026) December 17, 2022
Croatia should be up 3-1. 100% penalty on gvardiol— matts (@mattjsantos) December 17, 2022
What do Croatia have to do to get a penalty? Scream "Vamos Argentina" in the box while being brought down by their opponents? Crazy how many penalties they've been robbed of in this tournament. #FIFAWorldCup #CROMAR— John H O N E S T Y (@ExJohnHonestyy) December 17, 2022
How is this not a penalty ? Croatia with 0 penalties in the whole world cup.— 🇭🇷 (@Theantiyote) December 17, 2022
Meanwhile their cover boy Messi has 4 penalties. What a joke. Refs and VAR have been useless @FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/HFPXJsHJhR
How’s that not a penalty for Croatia?— Kwabena 📊💻 (@IsaacCobby) December 17, 2022
Never seen any team so unsportsmanlike like Marocco. Fans included. Each one should get a yellow card for attacking the ref. And VAR sleeping? Clear penalty for Croatia. #CROMAR— Tom Uhlich (@UhlichTom) December 17, 2022
Morocco are shameless, surrounded the referee earlier in the match for rightfully not giving a corner, and now they are yapping for a penalty when it hit the croatia players back😂😂😂😂bunch of clowns— Leo🇮🇪 (🇦🇷WC) (@justiceforleo99) December 17, 2022
The worst refereeing performance in the entire WC. Poor from start to finish, capped off with the blatant penalty not given to Croatia for the challenge by Amrabat. Most spineless is the lack of cards for Moroccan players who have shoved him on countless occasions.— The Sports Gent (@galafan87) December 17, 2022
Should that have been a penalty? pic.twitter.com/KrzlRfxI0w— SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 17, 2022
Your call: ✅ PENALTY or ❌ NO PENALTY ⁉️ pic.twitter.com/kbNwiQt5zI— 433 (@433) December 17, 2022
A clear and obvious mistake?— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 17, 2022
Danny Murphy thought this should have been a penalty for Croatia.
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