Joël Quiniou (born November 17, 1950) is a former football (soccer) referee from France. He is mostly known for supervising 8 matches in the FIFA World Cup. One in 1986, three in 1990 and four in 1994. .
World Cup Matches
|Tournament||Date||Venue||Round||Team 1||Result||Team 2||Red||2nd yellow||Yellow|
|1986||June 13||Estadio Neza 86, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl||First Round||Uruguay||0 – 0||Scotland||1||0||5|
|1990||June 19||Stadio Olimpico, Rome||First Round||Italy||2 – 0||Czechoslovakia||0||0||4|
|1990||June 24||Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin||Round of 16||Brazil||0 – 1||Argentina||1||0||5|
|1990||July 7||Stadio San Nicola, Bari||Third place match||Italy||2 – 1||England||0||0||0|
|1994||June 24||Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac||First Round||Sweden||3 – 1||Russia||1||1||6|
|1994||June 27||Cotton Bowl, Dallas||First Round||Germany||3 – 2||South Korea||0||0||4|
|1994||July 4||Stanford Stadium, Stanford||Round of 16||Brazil||1 – 0||United States||2||1||7|
|1994||July 13||Giants Stadium, East Rutherford||Semi-finals||Bulgaria||1 – 2||Italy||0||0||5|
Scotland vs Uruguay 1986
Quiniou gained notoriety during the 1986 World Cup group stages when he sent off Uruguay's Jose Batista in the first minute of the match against Scotland, after a rough tackle on Gordon Strachan. As of 2014, this remains the fastest dismissal in World Cup history.
Italy vs Bulgaria 1994
Quiniou received criticism for his performance at the 1994 FIFA World Cup Semi-final between Bulgaria and Italy. Several penalty claims by the Bulgarians were turned down, most notably a situation in which Alessandro Costacurta handled the ball inside the penalty area.
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