Referee Bentoho Ghana, EPL Taylor… The Story of Son Heung-min

Referee Anthony Taylor (right), who will serve as the referee for the Qatar 2022 World Cup match between Korea and Ghana. AP Newsis

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Anthony Taylor (44, England), a referee active in the English Premier League (EPL), will serve as the referee for the second match of the Korean national football team of the 2022 World Cup Qatar against Ghana.

According to the list published by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on the 23rd (hereafter Korea time), Taylor was assigned as a referee for the second match between Korea and Ghana in Group H of the World Cup group stage held at Education City Stadium. in Al Rayyan, Qatar at 10:00pm on the 28th. . Taylor, who has been active in the EPL since 2010, is currently considered one of the top referees in the league. He has been active as an international referee since 2013 and has experienced various competitions.

In the 2020 European Football Championship (Euro 2020) held in June last year, he also took charge of the first leg of Group B in the group stage between Finland and Denmark, which was the match in which Christian Eriksen (Manchester United) fell Denmark is unconscious. At the time, referee Taylor was praised for making the handling of Eriksen smooth with his quick reaction.

Although he is active in the EPL, he has been responsible for several games played by Korean captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham), and he has even sent Son Heung-min off the field. In December 2019 against Chelsea in round 18 of the 2019-2020 season, Son Heung-min received a straight red card after video review (VAR) for lifting his foot after a challenge with opposing defender Antonio Rudiger. When a three-match ban was imposed, Tottenham protested and appealed, but the FA rejected it and it was upheld.

During the EPL match between Chelsea and Tottenham in August, at the beginning of this season, the referee Taylor also gave a red card to both coaches. Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, who was unhappy with the decision, went to Antonio Conte during the scoring ceremony of Tottenham coach Antonio Conte and clashed with his chest. In the end, he was eventually expelled. At the time, coach Tuchel criticized Tottenham for not pointing offsides or fouls when scoring, and said he hoped Taylor would not take over Chelsea’s game.

In this match between Korea and Ghana, referee Taylor works with English referees Gary Bejic and Adam Nunn, while referee Kevin Ortega from Peru serves as third referee. The video review referee (VAR) is Tomas Kwiatkowski (Poland).

Reporter Noh Seong-yeol

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