The Spanish program “El Chiringuito” recalled the 20th anniversary of the scandal with the referee Jamal Al Ghandour in the match between Spain and South Korea, which ended with the exclusion of El Matador from the 2002 World Cup.
In 2002, Spanish fans and Spain players Gamal Al Ghandour accused an Egyptian referee of losing their match against South Korea in the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and South Korea. Korea.
Al Gandour called off a goal scored by the Spanish team due to offside, then the Spanish team scored a second goal, which was also canceled because the ball crossed the goal line before Morientes scored against Korea.
The match ended in a goalless draw and the match went to a penalty shoot-out which ended in Spain’s defeat by South Korea (3-5).
And the Spanish journalist Josep Pedriroll said during his famous program “El Chiringuito”: 20 years since the most scandalous match, and no one can forget it, in the 2022 World Cup match against South Korea and Spain, and here we are talking about the Egyptian referee Jamal Al Ghandour, who blamed his assistant for our second goal that was cancelled, said it was not his responsibility.
He continued: “We met our team at the airport that day, but we will not forget what Judge Al Ghandour did. The mistakes he made were obvious and what he did made us feel uncomfortable. It’s been 20 years since he made arbitration mistakes, and the referee still says: I didn’t make a mistake and didn’t make a mistake in the match, 20 years have passed. He didn’t acknowledge his scandal, what a shame and scandal.”