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The Algerian FA demands the clash with Cameroon be repeated in a letter to Fifa as they slam refereeing decisions

ALGERIA have reportedly demanded a replay of their clash with Cameroon after being eliminated from World Cup qualifiers.

The Desert Warriors went into their crucial second leg with a 1-0 lead after triumphing in Douala last week.

Algeria was devastated by their late defeat

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Algeria was devastated by their late defeatCredit: EPA
Coach Djamel Belmadi drops to his knees at the final whistle

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Coach Djamel Belmadi drops to his knees at the final whistlePhoto credit: AFP

But things didn’t go according to plan on home soil.

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations winners went 1-0 down after 22 minutes as Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting capitalized on a poor attitude to bring the ball home.

Algeria thought they had equalized in the 98th minute when Islam Slimani appeared to have headed the ball home.

Video footage showed the ball hit his arm and the goal was disallowed, much to the home team’s annoyance.

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They eventually equalized when Ahmed Touba nodded past Andre Onana in the 118th minute.

But Algeria would continue to capitulate, with a terrible defense that allowed Karl Toko-Ekambi to score a winner in the 124th minute.

The incident prompted coach Djamel Belmadi to do so fall on the kneeshis face was twisted with agony.

According to outlandish reports in Algerian media, Fifa has agreed to investigate the incident.

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Algerian Football Federation officials believe Gambian referee Bakary Gassama made a mistake in not allowing Slimani to play.

Egypt also complained to Fifa after losing to Senegal – afterwards Rockets thrown at Mo Salah and alleged racial abuse against the Liverpool ace.

Salah missed a penalty in the deciding shootout after aiming laser at his face.

Islam Slimani was credited with playing handball

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Islam Slimani was credited with playing handballCredit: Fifa
Mo Salah had lasers aimed at his face

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Mo Salah had lasers aimed at his facePhoto credit: Rex

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