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Real Madrid plan to appeal if Ancelotti is sanctioned for Girona penalty comments
It is no secret that match officials are protected strongly by football federations, and rightfully so. Their decisions can often make or break a team’s season and, unquestionably, they have a lot of power in decisions affecting the outcome of a game.
Needless to say, openly accusing the referee of unfair conduct and skewed decisions can be severely punished. Carlo Ancelotti did the same after his team’s draw against Girona at the weekend. Now, he could be forced to face the music for his actions.
It has been reported that Ancelotti could face a four-game ban after the Competition Committee was informed of his words by RFEF’s Integrity Committee.
According to reports from MARCA, Real Madrid will put forth an official appeal if the manager gets banned by the federation.
It was not Ancelotti’s opinion that was the triggering factor to the cascade of events but his wording of the same that was suggestive of the result being manipulated. In his post-match presser, as quoted by the aforementioned outlet, he said:
“It is true that the left hand is in a bit of a strange position. If he touches the ball with his hand there could be a doubt, but he simply does not give the ball with his hand. They have made it up.”
The penalty awarded on Marco Asensio’s handball helped Girona get back on level terms at the Santiago Bernabeu. Later in the game, Los Blancos also had a goal by Rodrygo Goes disallowed for controversial reasons before Toni Kroos was given a red card to kill any chances of a comeback.
The 1-1 draw meant Real Madrid are now only one point above Barcelona in the La Liga standings. It will certainly be interesting to see if Ancelotti faces any sanctions for his post-match comments.
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Brazilian national team ‘dreaming’ of working with Ancelotti – Romano
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Brazilian national team are ‘dreaming’ of appointing Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti as their next manager.
The Selecao decided to part ways with Tite after the team underdelivered in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Ramon Menezes has taken charge of the senior team for the time being until a permanent appointment is made.
And, the Brazil Football Confederation is clear about who their preferred target is. Ancelotti has been heavily linked with the South American nation in recent months and comments from players like Ederson, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr have only served to further fuel the rumours.
Now, Romano is claiming that Brazil dream of naming Ancelotti as their manager and are hoping that he will be parting ways with Real Madrid at the end of the season.
As far as the situation at the club is concerned, Romano states that Real Madrid are working hard to protect Ancelotti from external pressure as they want him to remain focused on winning the UEFA Champions League this season.
The Italian tactician remains in 100% control of the team at the moment and the club are trying to shield him from external factors.
However, at the same time, trophies are a must at a club of this stature and hence, Romano adds that Real Madrid have a potential list of candidates to take over.
Thomas Tuchel was among the names on the list, but has signed for Bayern Munich. Raul Gonzalez, currently in charge of the Castilla team, is also being looked at along with former Tottenham and PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino.
As of now, Ancelotti remains in control of things at Real Madrid and any decision on his future will only be made at the end of the season. And, Brazil are lying in wait to pounce if an opportunity to sign the Italian manager presents itself.