He is fired, UEFA did not forgive the VAR referee

By Liam Styles

He is fired, UEFA did not forgive the VAR referee

The Polish Tomasz Kwiatkowski has been withdrawn from his appointment for today's Real Sociedad match.

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The German Marco Fritz will be in charge of the VAR in the match that Real Sociedad and Salzburg will play tonight, taking over from the initially designated one, the Polish Tomasz Kwiatkowski, who was responsible for the video refereeing in the controversial PSG-Newcastle on Tuesday.

PSG tied against Newcastle with a controversial penalty taken by Kylian Mbappé and which keeps them alive in the Champions League, so a day later, UEFA sanctioned the referee in charge of the VAR during the match held at the Parc des Princes.

Fritz will be the one in charge of the VAR in the Reale Arena match and will be accompanied by the Turkish Alper Ulusoy. The referee will be the Ukrainian Mykola Balakin. Kwiatkowski assisted his compatriot Szymon Marciniak from the VAR room in the clash at the Parc des Princes, which ended with a 1-1 draw due to a controversial penalty in favor of Luis Enrique Martínez's team declared in extra time and converted by Kylian Mbappe.

The referee who directed the World Cup final in Qatar between Argentina and France a year ago and the final of the last Champions League between Manchester City and Inter Milan declared a maximum penalty for an action in which a pass from Ousmane Dembele hit Tino Livramento's body and then brushed his elbow lightly, which caused great displeasure among the Magpies, who were savoring the triumph in the French capital.

Final reactions

To be honest I'm still figuring it out. We weren't lucky in the end, I don't think it was a penalty. What repetition does not teach is the speed with which the action occurs. Hit the body first, that's the key. If it hit the arm first I would still think it was not a penalty, but perhaps I could be right, but when it hits a part of his body first and then his hands are down it is not a penalty, argued Eddie Howe.


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