France filing complaint to FIFA over disallowed Griezmann goal in Tunisia loss

Griezmann volleyed home eight minutes into stoppage time, but the goal was ruled out as the forward was offside when Aurelien Tchouameni sent the ball into the area.

Tunisia was eliminated from the tournament, while France advanced top of Group D into the last 16 and will face Poland on Sunday.

Tunisia was eliminated from the tournament, while France advanced top of Group D into the last 16 and will face Poland on Sunday. | Photo Credit: AP

Griezmann volleyed home eight minutes into stoppage time, but the goal was ruled out as the forward was offside when Aurelien Tchouameni sent the ball into the area.

France is filing a complaint to FIFA after an equaliser by Antoine Griezmann was disallowed following a video review after the final whistle of its World Cup match against Tunisia, the French federation said on Wednesday.

Griezmann volleyed home eight minutes into stoppage time, but the goal was ruled out as the forward was offside when Aurelien Tchouameni sent the ball into the area.

The ball was deflected by a Tunisian defender into the path of Griezmann, who was onside at that point, but the effort was disallowed and Tunisia won the game 1-0.

However, the French federation believes that the referee and VAR made a technical error in the process.

“We are writing a complaint after Antoine Griezmann’s goal was, in our opinion, wrongly disallowed. This complaint has to be filed within 24 hours after the final whistle,” the FFF said in a statement.

Tunisia was eliminated from the tournament, while France advanced top of Group D into the last 16 and will face Poland on Sunday.

The FFF did not specify whether the complaint was over the goal itself or the fact it was ruled out after the final whistle.

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