The referee of the England-France match, Wilton Sampaio, did not have a good day. He made several controversial decisions, which have backfired in the Isles. – It’s an obvious penalty, says England national team legend Stuart Pearce on talkSPORT.
“It’s not coming home.” The England national team will again fail to win the World Cup, and fans are left to remember the 1966 triumph. Gareth Southgate’s charges lost 1:2 to France in the quarterfinals.
Much of the commentary in the match was on the work of referee Wilton Sampaio. The Brazilian showed several times that he could not handle the events on the field. The English have complaints about the failure to dictate a penalty.
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The situation with Theo Hernandez’s foul on Mason Mount also generated a lot of discussions. The referee needed the VAR system to dictate an eleven. What’s more, the England national team players had to remind the Frenchman of the yellow card.
- The referee has a tragic, absolutely tragic match. It’s an obvious penalty,” England national team legend Stuart Pearce told talkSPORT. – If you don’t see it right away, then there is something wrong with the World Cup at the highest level,” he reported.
- I can’t say with my hand on my chest that it was because of the referee that England got knocked out of the World Cup,” assessed program host Adrian Durham. – However, it is an absolute scandal, and I hope he goes home after this match,” he admitted.