Former Super Eagles international Julius Agawa slammed the officials in the 2022 World Cup final after he awarded Argentina a penalty kick in the first half of the match.
Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot after Ousmane Dembele was adjudged to have fouled Ángel Di Maria in the vital area.
Agawa insisted that Di Maria was completely unaffected in the run-up to the penalty
“he is [Di Maria] untouched. “I was given the match before it was played,” Agawa told Brilla FM.
“In a game like this, shouldn’t it be checked by the VAR? That’s obvious [a] An indication that the World Cup was supposed to be handed over to Argentina, especially Lionel Messi.
“It’s unfortunate, it’s unfair.”
Messi put Argentina ahead with a penalty while Di Maria made it 2-0 to the South Americans at half-time.
But France came back stronger in the second half as Kylian Mbappe fired twice in 90 seconds to drag the match into extra time.
Messi put Argentina ahead again in the second half in extra time, but Kylian Mbappe equalized for France to send the match to penalties, where Argentina won 4-3.
Qatar 2022: The final match was assigned to Argentina before kick-off – Agawa