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Ref insists Real Madrid captain Ramos not sent off due to 'miscommunication'

Club World Cup final ref Janny Sikazwe has defended not sending off Sergio Ramos during Real Madrid's Club World Cup final victory over Kashima Antlers.

At 2-2 and with Ramos already booked, he committed a foul which many believed warranted a second yellow card.

However, Sikazwe chose not to send off the Real captain and explained to FilGoal: "It was a miscommunication ...

"It was only for a miscommunication between my assistant and me.

"He told me of the foul and told me in the earpiece that 'no card' However, I understood 'card'."

Making things worse was Sikazwe booked Casemiro for complaining, but insisted: "It was no more than that: a lack of understanding."

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