Spain were unhappy with Romanian referee Vlad Iordachescu and confronted him at full-time on Sunday.
He said: "Everyone who has seen the game will judge the referee".
The Spanish Rugby Federation said on Sunday that they had lodged a formal complaint to Rugby Europe and World Rugby. Spain would have qualified with a win.
Rugby Europe had released a statement on Sunday confirming the appointments were made before the Rugby Europe Championship, and confirmed during the tournament based on refs' performances.
Captain Jaime Nava was left to apologise for the behaviour of his players for their reaction on the final whistle but he too questioned the officiating and decision to allow a Romanian official to take charge.
The head of Rugby Europe, Octavian Morariu, also happens to be Romanian.
Spain's coach Santiago Santos was equally furious.
Spanish back Brad Linklater pointed to the "Belgian aggression and irregular tackling that went unpunished" by the man in the middle who was appointed by Rugby Europe.
"As for other worldwide major competitions, referees' appointments for Rugby Europe Championship have been made ahead of the competition by an independent and neutral skilled committee (no Rugby Europe board members involved)".
"While we appreciate that this is a subject of high-emotion, it would be inappropriate to comment on match official performance before the usual full review has been undertaken", the organisation said.
Failure to beat Samoa would leave Santos' men to be involved in a four-team repechage in November in a last attempt for qualification. Its agenda will be modified and a large portion of the meeting will be devoted to the analysis of every stage of the Belgium v Spain game.
"The difference between penalties against us and for us was huge. I said to one of the players that Spain didn't lose today, rugby lost".
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The 68-year-old was found with "strangulation marks" on his neck by his daughter Natalia at home in London, on Monday . Shortly after Berezovsky's death, Glushkov told The Guardian that he was also a target of the Russian government.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has boycotted the presidential election and advised Russians to do the same. Voting fraud was widespread in Russia's 2011 parliamentary vote, triggering massive protests in Moscow against Putin's rule.
The US National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, and has not yet determined the cause of the collapse. Barbie Brewer, a victim advocate for the Miami-Dade Police Department, told WPLG that most families are hopeful.
The Retrievers (25-10) got a three-point play and then a 3-pointer from Joe Sherbure to go up 27-21 to start the second half. Few people likely pegged the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as the ones to pull off the feat.
Ireland's winning coach Joe Schmidt said: That eight minutes after half-time today totally summed up this team. Ireland kicked off having already secured their third Six Nations title in five years under coach Joe Schmidt.
Years have continued to pass and Vikings quarterbacks have continued to struggle to stay healthy or keep the team competitive. The question was thrown out there after the Minnesota Vikings officially signed quarterback Kirk Cousins last Thursday .
Player to watch This distinction goes to Alabama freshman Collin Sexton, who Villanova could face in the second round Saturday. The Highlanders have made two previous trips to the NCAA Tournament - the 1997-98 season and the 2008-09 season.
Osaka had a nervy start, hitting unforced errors on her first three points on serve to face triple break point. She also has a better record having gone 167-75 in singles so far compared with Osaka's 149-104.
There was a stiff competition to host WrestleMania 35, with the Meadowlands beating out 15 other cities, Saboor told the Post . It is the eighth time WrestleMania will be in the New York/New Jersey area, including WrestleMania 1 at Madison Square Garden.
The developers know that the fans enjoyed Sonic Mania and that many of them wanted a physical version of the game. Sonic Mania Plus is set to be released in Summer 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Pardew describes loss to Bournemouth as 'heartbreaking'
Crystal Palace boosted their hopes of survival while West Bromwich Albion seem destined for the drop after losing to Bournemouth . After the first half ended in a draw, Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring for the guests four minutes after the break.
Australia warns Asean of high-tech terror threat
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Duterte pulls Philippines from International Criminal Court
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China's new VP Wang Qishan could be problematic for CPC
The Chinese legislature this month eliminated term limits, effectively positioning Xi, 64, to serve as president for life . Xi to the state presidency, the least powerful of his several titles, and as chairman of a state military commission.