Libya requests World Cup replay after discovering referee’s wife is from Tunisia

The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) has reportedly written to FIFA demanding that their World Cup qualifier against Tunisia be replayed because the Kenyan referee who officiated the game is married to a Tunisian woman.

The match was held on 11 November 2016.

An early Libyan goal was wrongly disallowed for off-side.

LFF believes the officiating was controversial because the referee’s wife is Tunisian and showed open bias against them.

According to Libyan Express, the country's football authorities also alleged that the Kenyan referee also lives in the North African country and these factors could have conspired to help the Tunisians defeat them in the qualifier.

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