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Slovakian midfielder Miroslav Karhan has accused FIFA of not wanting his country to qualify for the 2006 World Cup finals at the expense of Spain.

Spain beat Slovakia 5-1 in the first leg of the World Cup play-off match on Saturday and Wolfsburg midfielder Karhan claimed the scale of the defeat was due to a conspiracy against the Slovakians.

“FIFA does not want Slovakia at the World Cup,” Karhan told the Wolfsburger Nachrichten.

“Spain have more influence and would be a better guest in Germany. It is a disgrace and a catastrophe.”

Karhan also accused Italian referee Massimo de Santis of being biased towards Spain.

“It should not be an excuse but the referee was a catastrophe and was against us for the first three goals. After the sending off we had no chance,” fumed Karhan.

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