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280,000 persons petition for a replay of Colombia Vs England World Cup match

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A petition to demanding a replay of the England Vs Colombia football match has gathered over 280 , 000 signatures.A Colombian law student , Juan Diego García , believes his team lost due to major injustices during the last -16 match against England .

One of them was the wrongfully awarded to England penalty based on a “non -existent ” foul , according to Garcia . Another one was the referee ’ s decision not to uphold Carlos Bacca ’ s “ legitimate ” goal .

The petition has now gathered over 280 , 000 signatures , with Garcia demanding FIFA look into the wrongdoing .

Following the game , Colombia captain Radamel Falcao also criticized American referee Mark Geiger for “ certain bias” towards England .

Mark Geiger found himself in the middle of a World Cup controversy yet again, when he was accused by a Moroccan player Nordin Amrabat of asking Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt as a souvenir .

Geiger refereed the Portugal vs Morocco game on June 20 . FIFA condemned the allegations and said Geiger “ strongly refutes ” the claims .

The England vs Colombia match ended in 4 : 3 , following a dramatic penalty shooutout won by the English squad .

Following the defeat , Colombia squad left the World Cup , while the English team moved on to the quarter – finals .

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As Colombia is grieving over Tuesday ’ s World Cup penalty shootout loss to England , Monaco striker Radamel Falcao and Argentina legend Diego Maradona suggested their versions of why the team was knocked out of the World Cup , and are blaming the referee .

Standing in front of the reporters after Tuesday’ s defeat by England on penalties in the best of 16 round , Colombia captain Radamel Falcao criticized American referee Mark Geiger for what he called a bias towards England .

“I found it peculiar that they put an American referee in this instance , ” Falcao said, as quoted by ESPN .

“To tell you the truth , the process leaves a lot of doubts . He only spoke English , some bias was certain . ” The striker went on to say that the referee was favoring England in the 50 – 50 plays.

Colombia conceded 23 fouls in Tuesday ’ s tense clash , compared to England ’ s thirteen . The Latin American squad was shown six out of the eight yellow cards . Geiger also awarded the Three Lions a spot kick after Harry Kane was pulled down in the box.

England will face Sweden in Samara on Saturday for a place in the semi- finals .

(Sputnik)

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