FIFA has appointed a new European referee for the semifinal duel. While The Argentine team focuses on what will be the match against Croatia, to be played next Tuesday, FIFA prepares a new low blow for the team led by Lionel Scaloni.
After the embarrassing arbitration of Mateu Lahoz against the Netherlands, the organization will try to set foot with the judge of the semifinal. Days before the quarterfinal match much was said about Lahoz and his controversial way of managing matches.
Finally, he wanted to be the protagonist in Argentina vs. Netherlands and after the final whistle, Lionel Messi criticized the judge, whom he knows very well from his past in the Spanish league with the FC Barcelona shirt.
FIFA once again wants to set foot in the National Team and appointed another European referee for the match against Croatia.
The organization confirmed that Daniele Orsato will be the central judge, who already knows the Albiceleste in this World Cup in Qatar.
The Italian was present in the match against Mexico, which ended with a 2-0 victory for the 2021 Copa America champion.
There is a lot of expectation for Lionel Messi’s duel against Croatia, as it is the last chance for the Argentine to reach another big final. Doubts arise from Orsato’s refereeing, especially since he was in charge of directing the match between Qatar and Ecuador, where the host lost 2-0. Despite the result, the judge showed several contemplations towards the locals, while he showed hardness towards the Tri. In all the divided plays, the team led by Gustavo Alfaro was harmed.