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Joël Quiniou (born July 11, 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
Born (1950-07-11) July 11, 1950 (age 68)
Paris, France
Domestic
Years League Role
1979-1994 French First Division Referee
International
Years League Role
1980-1994 FIFA-listed Referee

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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.[1] 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.[2]

World Cup matchesEdit

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

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