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FIFA chief raps Man City boss Pellegrini for Eriksson attack

FIFA refs chief Jim Boyce has slammed Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini over his attack on match officials after their Champions League defeat to Barcelona.

Pellegrini accused ref Jonas Eriksson of favouring Barcelona.

Boyce has rejected the City manager's claims and claimed the reference to Eriksson's nationality was 'nonsense'.

"It is absolute nonsense to say a referee should not be chosen because he comes from a smaller country," Boyce said.

"I read the remarks that were made by the Manchester City manager.

"I saw the game and my own personal opinion is that I thought the referee had a good game.

"He is a very experienced referee who has been chosen for the World Cup because of excellent reports of his performances in Europe."

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