KOMPAS. com – Referee from Holland, Danny Macchiehe will lead the crucial party Poland vs Argentina from World Cup 2022. Makkelie, who also works as a police officer, has a controversial track record.
Match day Last group C World Cup 2022 Qatar will feature a decisive match Poland vs Argentina.
The match between Poland and Argentina will take place at 974 Stadium, Doha on Thursday (1/12/2022) in the morning WIB.
According to the FIFA official website, the referee who will judge the match between Poland and Argentina will be Danny Desmond Makkelie.
Danny Makkelie will be assisted by his two assistants, namely Jan de Vries and Hessel Steegstra. Meanwhile, Said Martinez will act as fourth official.
Danny Makkelie is one of UEFA’s elite referees and has been on the FIFA judge list since 2011.
Having high flying hours doesn’t necessarily make Danny Makkelie free from controversy.
At the Euro 2020 tournament held last year, Makkelie became the butt of profanity on social media after awarding England a controversial penalty against Denmark in the semi-final.
In the match which took place at Wembley Stadium, London, Makkelie gave England a penalty in the 104th minute of the round extra time after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Joakim Maehle in the prohibited area.
Indeed, in replays Maehle was seen to make a light touch on Sterling.
Makkelie saw Video assistant referee (VAR) to investigate the incident. The final decision, still gave a penalty kick to England who eventually won 2-1 over Denmark.
Despite being the subject of blasphemy by netizens, Makkelie has received the defense of the chairman of the UEFA refereeing committee, Roberto Rosetti.
Rosetti said Makkelie’s decision to give England a penalty at the time was the right thing.
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Argentina must win
The match between Poland and Argentina is expected to be fierce as both teams need good results to secure a ticket to the round of 16.
Poland currently top Group C with four points, followed by second-placed Argentina (3 points), who lead on goal difference over Saudi Arabia (3 points).
Meanwhile, Mexico (1 point) are bottom of Group C.
Mathematically, the four teams still have a chance to qualify for the knockout stage.
Poland need only a draw to qualify when they meet Argentina. Instead Argentina must win.
In other games, Saudi Arabia is also looking for victory over Mexico if they want to progress to the round of 16.
The match between Saudi Arabia and Mexico will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium with the kick-off time concurrent with the match between Poland and Argentina.
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