|Full name||Joël Quiniou|
11 July 1950|
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[update] this remains the fastest dismissal in World Cup history. 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.
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|
- "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.
- Pan Pylas and Anne-Marie Belgrave, "Uruguay's Batista shown fastest red card", Associated Press', 6 June 2014
- 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