Gyöngyi Gaál

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Gyöngyi Gaál
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Full name Gyöngyi Krisztína Gaál
Born (1975-06-26) 26 June 1975 (age 41)
Ajka, Hungary
International
Years League Role
2002 – FIFA listed Referee

Gyöngyi Krisztína Gaál (born 26 June 1975 in Ajka) is a Hungarian football referee.

Refereeing career[edit]

Gyöngyi Gaál refereed her first international match in 2002 between Romania and Croatia.[1]

She officiated at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, taking charge of two group matches, a quarter final and the third place playoff.[2][3]

Controversy[edit]

In a UEFA Women's Cup match between Montpellier and Frankfurt, the Montpellier team left the field for fifteen to twenty minutes after an incident in the Montpellier attacking penalty area.[4][5]

During a match between Equatorial Guinea and Australia at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup she allowed play to continue after an Equatorial Guinean defender caught the ball in the Australian penalty area. She later apologised for the error.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Referees – GAAL Gyoengyi". FIFA. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Referees – Top 100". WorldReferee.com. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gyöngyi Gaal – Women World Cup 2007 China – Appearances as referee". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "FFC Frankfurt reaches final after scandalous game". Soccerway. 26 November 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "East meets West in all-German Final". FIFA. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Referee sorry for missing Equatorial Guinea handball". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.