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|
Italy vs Bulgaria
Quiniou received criticism from Bulgarian press 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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