On the 28th of last month, British national referee Anthony Taylor, who had sent off coach Paulo Bento in the second round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group H match between Korea and Ghana, was excluded from the World Cup final assignment.
On the 17th (Korean time), the Daily Mail, a British media outlet, reported that Taylor was excluded from the referee assignment for the final due to “concerns about national prejudice,” and that “this was due to the Falklands War between England and Argentina.”토토사이트
The Falklands War broke out in 1982 when Argentina claimed sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. At that time, the Argentine army dispatched troops to the British Falkland Islands, but was defeated by the British army in 75 days.
On the 16th, the International Football Federation (FIFA) officially announced that Polish national referee Simon Marchiniak would referee the World Cup final. As assistant referees, Pawel Sokolnitsky and Tomasi Listskievich of the same nationality were assigned.
The Daily Mail analyzed, “FIFA prioritizes neutrality among officials regarding referee assignments.”
Meanwhile, Argentina and France will play the Qatar World Cup final on the 19th at midnight.