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Joël Quiniou (born 11 July 1950) is a former football (soccer) referee from France. He is best known for supervising eight matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1986, three in 1990 and four in 1994.

Joël Quiniou
Full name Joël Quiniou[1]
Born (1950-07-11) 11 July 1950 (age 69)
Paris, France
Domestic
Years League Role
1979-1994 Division 1 Referee
International
Years League Role
1980-1994 FIFA-listed Referee

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CareerEdit

He supervised eight matches in the FIFA World Cup, one in 1986, three in 1990 and four in 1994. In group stages of the 1986 world cup Quiniou sent off Uruguay's Jose Batista in the first minute of the match against Scotland, after a rough tackle on Gordon Strachan. As of 2014 this remains the fastest dismissal in World Cup history.[2] Quiniou received criticism 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 when Alessandro Costacurta handled the ball inside the penalty area.[3]

World Cup matchesEdit

Tournament Date Venue Round Team 1 Result Team 2   Red   2nd yellow   Yellow
1986 13 June   Estadio Neza 86, Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl First Round   Uruguay 0 – 0   Scotland 1 0 5
1990 19 June   Stadio Olimpico, Rome First Round   Italy 2 – 0   Czechoslovakia 0 0 4
1990 24 June   Stadio Delle Alpi, Turin Round of 16   Brazil 0 – 1   Argentina 1 0 5
1990 7 July   Stadio San Nicola, Bari Third place match   Italy 2 – 1   England 0 0 0
1994 24 June   Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac First Round   Sweden 3 – 1   Russia 1 1 6
1994 27 June   Cotton Bowl, Dallas First Round   Germany 3 – 2   South Korea 0 0 4
1994 4 July   Stanford Stadium, Stanford Round of 16   Brazil 1 – 0   United States 2 1 7
1994 13 July   Giants Stadium, East Rutherford Semi-finals   Bulgaria 1 – 2   Italy 0 0 5

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Décret du 3 décembre 1994 portant promotion et nomination" [Decree of 3 December 1994 on promotion and appointment]. Journal Officiel de la République Française (in French). 1994 (281): 17157. 4 December 1994. PREX9412415D. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  2. ^ Pan Pylas and Anne-Marie Belgrave, "Uruguay's Batista shown fastest red card", Associated Press', 6 June 2014
  3. ^ WORLD CUP USA '94: SEMIFINALS : Bulgaria Blames French Resistance : Officiating: Referee accused of bias because of his nationality; Bulgaria beat France in decisive Cup qualifier., Los Angeles Times, 14 July 1994

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