Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez after the match of the 1/4 finals of the 2022 World Cup against the Netherlands team (2:2, pen. 4:3), the chief referee of the match Antonio Miguel Mateu Laos from Spain criticized and insulted:
“It was a difficult game. I thought we controlled the game very well. We took a 2-0 lead, basically controlled the game, but the referee gave them everything. All of a sudden they had a good header that I couldn’t see. And then the match turned around.
The referee gave them everything. Gave 10 minutes of injury time. No reason, 10 minutes! He gave them two or three free kicks near the penalty area. He just wanted the Dutch to score, that’s all. So hopefully we don’t have that referee anymore because he’s just useless.
Penalty shootout? I heard Van Gaal say that they would have an advantage in the penalty shootout, that if we went to the penalty shootout they would win. I think he needs keep your mouth shut».
On the evening of December 9, the match of the 1/4 finals of the 2022 World Cup took place, in which the teams of the Netherlands and Argentina met. The Argentina national team in a series of post-match 11-meter strikes defeated the Netherlands (2:2, pen. 4:3) and advanced to the semi-finals, where on December 13 they will play against the Croatian team.
Antonio Miguel Mateu Laos handed out 15 yellow cards (!) for the match, as well as one red card to Denzel Dumfries after the game.
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