László Vágner

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The native form of this personal name is Vágner László. This article uses the Western name order.

László Vágner (born December 24, 1955) is a Hungarian former football referee.

He refereed two matches in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France: Scotland v Norway at the Parc de Lescure in Bordeaux, and Chile v Cameroon at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

In the latter game, Vagner was at the centre of controversy when he disallowed a seemingly good goal by Cameroon's François Omam Biyik that would have put the African team into the second round, ostensibly for a push by Patrick Mboma on a Chilean defender a split-second earlier. TV replays did not appear to support Vagner's decision, and he was verbally abused by Cameroon FA officials as he walked off the field after the game.[1][2][3][4]

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