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Messi and the 'Dibu' will not be penalized for their statements against arbitration

Published:12/12/2022 - 18:10h

Updated:12/12/2022 - 18:10h

Lionel Messi and Emiliano 'El Dibu' Martínez will not be subject to sanctions after having strongly criticized the refereeing by Mateu Lahoz. FIFA continues to study the case and there could be sanctions for the AFA

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The party of the quarter-finals of the Glass of the World between the selections of Low Countries and Argentina has been one of the most controversial that have contested up to now in Qatar 2022. After the victory of the 'Albiceleste' in the definition by penaltis, several players of the team sudamericano, as Lionel Messi and Emiliano 'The Dibu' Martínez, loaded strongly against the referee's performance to charge of Antonio Mateu Lahoz.

The controversial commitment carried to the FIFA to open a report on the sucedido, so much in the 120 minutes as by the words pronounced by the players mentioned, in addition to the episode starred by Leandro Walls when it ran the minute 85, causing a tangana with the Dutch players like part of a controversial action that, in spite of the big quantity of cards showed during all the party, no surtió greater effects.

Passed 48 hours of the facts aroused in the Stadium Lusail, the body rector of the balompié world-wide has given to know that there will be any type of disciplinary measure against the footballers in question. Even so, the case could close with a penalidad disciplinary to the Association of the Argentinian Football. The one who himself has been severely 'punished' has been Mateu Lahoz, the one who will not continue being part of the referee's body of Qatar 2022.

This measure no only has affected to the Valencian, but also to other present referees in the just, whose performances have finished blurring varied of the clashes of the calendar mundialista, such as the Argentinian Facundo Tello, white of the Portuguese ire in the elimination in front of Morocco, and his compatriot Fernando Rapallini, the main in the key of eighth of final that marked the goodbye of Spain in front of the 'Lions of the Atlas'.

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For the duel between the 'Albiceleste' and the combined Balkan that has reached the semifinals for the second time of consecutive way, the main referee will be Daniele Orsato, the one who already has been to charge of other parties in Qatar 2022; between them, one of Argentina: the crash in front of Mexico that directed the classification of the sudamericanos after having fallen in his first presentation in front of Saudi Arabia.

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