The elimination of Spain from Qatar 2022 does not mean that it is impossible for any Spaniard to be present in the grand final of this World Cup, if we pay attention to Iturralde González, who in Carrusel Mundial of Universo Mundial has insisted that "the referees who whistle the quarters ” are the ones with the most options to whistle the final and “the Spanish Antonio Mateu Lahoz is there”.
On the same day that the Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced the signing of Luis de la Fuente as a replacement for Luis Enrique in the position of Spanish coach, Iturralde has insisted on the importance of lobbying in the great spheres of FIFA to achieve that a Spanish referee whistles the final.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz will referee the match between the Netherlands and Argentina, which will take place this Friday at 8:00 p.m. Spanish.
“If we look back, the referee of the World Cup final in Brazil, eight years ago, was the Italian Nicola Rizzoli and he whistled the quarters.
The same thing happened with the Argentine Néstor Pitana, in the World Cup in Russia, who whistled the quarterfinals.
The last four World Cups have always been in sequence: Italian, Argentine, Italian, Argentine... The important problem that Mateu Lahoz has is the 'lobbie', because Spain has no one in the big committees”.
The video that accompanies the news includes an intense conversation between the protagonists of Carrusel Mundial.