|FIFA World Cup 2022: Controversial referee Mateu Lahoz despatched dwelling after Lionel Messi outburst|
Messi was extremely vital of Lahoz after the quarterfinal (Courtesy: Reuters)
By India Today Web Desk: Controversial referee Mateu Lahoz has been despatched dwelling from Qatar on Monday and won’t be participating in any capability for the remaining 4 matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Lahoz was underneath the highlight after he officiated Argentina’s penalty win over the Netherlands within the quarterfinals of the match, the place he was closely criticized by the gamers and followers.
The Spanish referee dished out 15 yellow playing cards for each groups, together with one for Lionel Messi in the course of the match. The encounter was a extremely intense one because it noticed many flashing factors and even had a battle between each units of gamers.
According to the experiences in English media, Lahouz has been despatched again dwelling from Qatar and won’t be participating in remainder of the 4 matches within the match in any capability. It is uncertain if the choice has been taken within the aftermath of the Argentina vs Netherlands quarterfinal in the intervening time.
Messi wasn’t proud of Lahoz after the match and made his emotions clear whereas speaking to the reporters. The 35-year-old said that FIFA should take into consideration making such selections as he felt the Spaniard wasn’t as much as the duty.
“I do not need to discuss concerning the referee as a result of you may’t be sincere. If you discuss they sanction you, FIFA should give it some thought, they cannot put a referee like that for these cases, they cannot put a referee who is not as much as the duty.”
“But we have been scared earlier than the sport as a result of we knew what was coming [with Mateu Lahoz]. They can not put a referee like that on this recreation when he’s not as much as the extent,” Messi added.
Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez additionally slammed Lahoz and stated that he was ineffective.
“He gave 10 minutes (stoppage time) for no purpose. He was giving free-kicks exterior the field for them, like two, 3 times. He simply wished them to attain, that’s principally it. So, hopefully we don’t have that ref anymore. He’s ineffective,” stated Martinez.