‘Worst referee’ Anthony Taylor to be stripped of final refereeing duties

Anthony Taylor will be out of the referee lineup for the Euro 2024 final.

“England referee Anthony Taylor will not officiate at the Euro 2024 final after a controversial call in a previous match,” British media outlet Sports Bible reported on Aug. 8 (ET).

Germany conceded a theater goal late in stoppage time in their Euro 2024 quarterfinal match against Spain at the Stuttgart Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, on June 6, resulting in a 1-2 loss for Thiago. The match was refereed by Anthony Taylor.

Premier League referee Anthony Taylor was criticized by German supporters for refusing to call a handball on Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella in extra time. In the end, Spain won 2-1 thanks to a late stoppage-time header from Mikel Merino and will face France in the semifinals.

Outraged German fans immediately started a petition calling for a quarterfinal rematch, which British outlet The Sun reported was signed by around 350,000 fans. While it is unlikely that UEFA will take such action, the controversy surrounding the match will hurt Taylor’s chances of taking charge of the final.

Taylor is now back in the UK, and Italy’s Daniel Orsato is being considered as a possible referee, according to the Daily Mail. Orsato officiated the England-Switzerland match, while Poland’s Simon Marciniak, who officiated the 2022 World Cup final, is also being considered for the final.

Taylor’s return to England was reportedly due to the fact that England’s run to the quarterfinals made his chances of being selected for the final slim. After the 카지노 커뮤니티 game against Spain, Fifa agreed with Taylor’s decision not to award Germany a penalty and backed him, with VAR Stuart Attwell backing him up.

According to German outlet Bild, UEFA declared that the decision was correct because “Cucurella’s hand was not in an unnatural position”. There were also reports that Germany’s coach Jandro Wagner was furious with Taylor after the game and verbally abused him in the locker room. However, the Daily Mail has since clarified that these reports are inaccurate.

“Sources say Germany’s head coach went into the umpire’s room for an explanation and was subsequently given one, but there was no heated argument or series of insults from Jandro Wagner,” the Daily Mail reported. Instead, there was a calm exchange of words as Taylor left the room after taking a shower.”

UEFA will confirm the referee for the Euro 2024 final after the semifinals.

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