Football

New Zealand coach furious with ‘brutal’ referee

21 Jun 2022 | 08:08

New Zealand Head Coach Danny Hay slammed the referee is “absolutely brutal” and says FIFA let them down in their 2022 World Cup play-off loss to Costa Rica on Tuesday. The All white people miss the World Cup degree with a Lost 1-0 to Ticos in Doha during the league playoffs after a third-minute goal from Joel Campbell.

New Zealand had a first half Chris Wood’s controversial target denied by VAR along with shouts of a denied penalty, while Kosta Barbarouses was sent off after referencing the video in the 69th minute. Hay lamented the FIFA appointment decision. UAE referee Mohammed Abdulla as well as his performance in the crucial match.

“They let us down by putting someone in charge of the person with obviously not official at this level“Or tell reporters after the game.” When we saw the announcement and then we looked at what Australia and Peru had last night with a good performance, European quality [Slovenian Slavko Vincic]I think FIFA made a mistake there in such an important game. “

Or add: “If I’m being honest. I’ve been thinking some absolutely brutal act. The target is not allowed to be two players competing for the ball. The the error may have come to Matt Garbett to start with. Apparently VAR got in and overturned that. “

Veteran New Zealand defender Winston Reidwho previously played for West Ham United and Brentford, echoes his coach’s sentiments. “My general concern, I wish FIFA for a game like this would give us someone more experienced. But that’s the way,” Reid told Sky TV. “Unfortunately, there were some decisions that didn’t go our way. But that’s part of football and that’s what happened today. It’s just disappointing. “