Lucien Bouchardeau

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Lucien Bouchardeau (born December 18, 1961) is a retired Nigerien football referee. He is best remembered for having officiated in 1998 a World Cup first round match between Italy and Chile. He called a penalty against Chile in the 85th minute, which allowed Italy the chance to tie the match 2-2. Following the game he talked to the press about his fear he would be sacked from the tournament, which would mark the end of his career.[1] He also officiated matches at the 1996 Olympics, 1997 Confederations Cup and the 1998 and 1996 African Cup of Nations.


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