Joël Quiniou

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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[edit]

Tournament Date Venue Round Team 1 Result Team 2 Red card.svg Red Yellowred card.svg 2nd yellow Yellow card.svg Yellow
1986 June 13 Mexico Estadio Neza 86, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl First Round  Uruguay 0 – 0  Scotland 1 0 5
1990 June 19 Italy Stadio Olimpico, Rome First Round  Italy 2 – 0  Czechoslovakia 0 0 4
1990 June 24 Italy Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin Round of 16  Brazil 0 – 1  Argentina 1 0 5
1990 July 7 Italy Stadio San Nicola, Bari Third place match  Italy 2 – 1  England 0 0 0
1994 June 24 United States Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac First Round  Sweden 3 – 1  Russia 1 1 6
1994 June 27 United States Cotton Bowl, Dallas First Round  Germany 3 – 2  South Korea 0 0 4
1994 July 4 United States Stanford Stadium, Stanford Round of 16  Brazil 1 – 0  United States 2 1 7
1994 July 13 United States Giants Stadium, East Rutherford Semi-finals  Bulgaria 1 – 2  Italy 0 0 5

Scotland vs Uruguay 1986[edit]

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.[1]

Italy vs Bulgaria 1994[edit]

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.[2]

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