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After France ended Morocco's dream run in the FIFA World Cup 2022 semifinal, the African country's football governing body, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation has lodged a complaint over the referee decisions during their team's semifinal loss against France. Morocco became first African country to 

Defending champions France defeated Morocco 2-0 to reach the World Cup final, where they face Argentina on Sunday, December 18 while Morocco will square off against Croatia for the third place play-off in the World Cup on Saturday.

Morocco, on Wednesday, lodged an official complaint with the FIFA over referee Cesar Ramos' controversial calls of denying two penalties during their semifinal loss against France in the World Cup, ending the African nation's dream run at the quadrennial showpiece. 

The Athletic quoted the Moroccan Federation's statement as saying, "The FRMF has filed an official protest to FIFA regarding the grotesque refereeing of the France-Morocco match, especially following the two penalties not whistled for Morocco in the first half."

The Moroccan FA also released a statement on their website that read, "The Royal Moroccan Football Federation affirms that it will not hesitate to defend the rights of our team, calling for fairness in taking the necessary measures, regarding the refereeing injustice practised on the Moroccan national team in its match against the French national team in the semi-final of the World Cup."

A major controversial decision was made when French defender Theo Hernandez went on the ground and Sofiane Boufal was booked for an apparent foul, although replays expressed another angle of the collision and found the French full-back possibly the guilty party. However, the referee did not turn back his decision and denied penalty to Morocco.