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Real Madrid receive letter from RFEF confirming Alaba’s goal vs Elche should have stood



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According to a report from Diario AS (h/t Madrid Zone), Real Madrid have received a letter from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) saying that the goal scored by David Alaba against Elche on Wednesday was wrongfully disallowed.

Real Madrid emerged 3-0 victors over Elche at Estadio Manuel Martin Valero, with goals coming from Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.

During the game, though, Los Blancos had as many as three goals chalked off for offside. The first victim of the VAR call to rule out a goal was Benzema, following which Alaba also had a strike erased. The former was denied another effort in the second period by VAR.

Now, though, RFEF has confirmed to Real Madrid in a letter that the goal scored by Alaba, which was chalked off for Benzema being offside in the buildup, should have stood and there was a glitch with the VAR.

The Spanish Football Federation has confirmed that there was an issue with VAR’s technology last night, as it called offside on Benzema on Alaba’s goal by marking his elbow. The incident has reportedly been noted and the concerned parties are working to fix it.

With the RFEF admitting that they got it wrong on Wednesday, Real Madrid are said to have issued a friendly response, stating they understand mistakes like these happen. But the reigning champions of La Liga have requested for such errors to be avoided in the future as it puts the integrity of the competition at risk.

The win against Elche meant that Los Blancos are now six points clear of Barcelona at the top of the league table. With the Catalan giants playing Villarreal later tonight, that deficit could be halved.

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Brazilian national team ‘dreaming’ of working with Ancelotti – Romano



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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.

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