LE BALLON – Portugal without referees at the World Cup: whose fault is it? Know the results of the survey (Survey)

FIFA published, this Thursday, the list of 36 referees, 69 assistants and 24 VAR for the final phase of the 2022 World Cup, which will be played in November and December in Qatar, underlining the absence of the Portuguese in the choice of FIFA. Such a situation had not occurred since the 2006 World Cup in Germany. In 2010 in South Africa, Olegário Benquerença (along with assistants José Cardinal and Bertino Miranda) was called up by FIFA and in 2014 Pedro Proença made the list, assisted by Bertino Miranda and Tiago Trigo. In 2018 in Russia, no pitch referees were called up, but Artur Soares Dias and Tiago Martins were among FIFA’s picks for VAR.

Artur Soares Dias, Tiago Martins, Fábio Veríssimo, João Pinheiro, Luís Godinho, António Nobre, Vítor Ferreira, Gustavo Correia and Miguel Nogueira are the main referees with international badges, but after a 2011/2022 season marked by enormous controversy among the Portuguese football referees, FIFA ended up turning a blind eye to the eighth-ranked referees.

Last Thursday, after FIFA disclosed the referees for the 2022 World Cup, A BOLA asked him the following question: Whose fault is it that no Portuguese referee was called for the event?

Once the survey is completed, know the result of the survey. Thank you to all readers who participated.

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