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news.com.au 17 Nov, 2021 04:00 am

Football news 2021: Jimmy Jeggo handball controversy, Australia vs China score, World Cup Qualifiers, Socceroos

Football news 2021: Jimmy Jeggo handball controversy, Australia vs China score, World Cup Qualifiers, Socceroos
Australian football fans have voiced their disappointment over a controversial VAR decision during Wednesday morning’s (AEDT) match against China that damaged the Socceroos’ chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Australia’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup have taken a heavy blow, with this controversial call dividing the football community.Australian football fans have voiced their disappointment over a controversial VAR decision during Wednesday morning’s (AEDT) match against China that damaged the Socceroos’ chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.The result is a major blow for Australia, who now slump to third in their World Cup qualifying group.The top two teams from Groups A and B in the Asian Football Confederation automatically qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar, but the Socceroos drifted further away from that prospect with their overnight draw.

Photo by AFP Sports broadcaster Daniel Garb tweeted: “The Socceroos benefited from similar penalties at the last World Cup, but it’s the push on Jeggo in mid-air that provides the added doubt.Referee Makhadmeh Adham studied the video footage, which showed the ball had made contact with Jeggo’s arm as he attempted to fend off the set-piece.

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