World Cup Final Referee Responds To Lionel Messi’s Claims He Shouldn’t Have Standed

World Cup final referee Shimon Marciniak has responded to claims that Argentina’s goal should not have stood… by showing a picture on his phone of “seven French subs on the pitch” as Mbappe scored.

World Cup final referee Shimon Marciniak has broken his silence over claims that Argentina’s third goal against France should have been disallowed.

The Polish official, 41, has faced claims from French media that he should have been sent off because two “emotional substitutes” ran onto the pitch before Lionel Messi’s goal crossed the line.

More than 200,000 French fans signed a petition to have the final replayed for his perceived ‘mistakes’, but Marsignac defiantly responded to the criticism leveled at him.

The French press and fans argued that Lionel Messi’s second goal in the World Cup final should not stand still as two Argentine substitutes appeared to enter the pitch before the ball entered.

But Simon Marciniak claimed there were seven French substitutes on the field for one of Kylian Mbappe's goals and showed a picture of him during a press conference.

But Simon Marciniak claimed there were seven French substitutes on the field for one of Kylian Mbappe’s goals and showed a picture of him during a press conference.

The French players celebrate on the pitch after Kylian Mbappe scored his second goal of the match

The French players celebrate on the pitch after Kylian Mbappe scored his second goal of the match

During a press conference, as reported Zack Lowe He pulled out his phone with a picture he says was around the time Kylian Mbappe scored one of his three goals against Argentina.

“The French did not mention this picture, as you can see how there were seven Frenchmen on the field when Mbappe scored,” he said.

Having taken a two-goal lead before the end of the first half, with goals from Messi and Angel Di Maria, Argentina came back when Mbappe scored twice in two minutes to take the match to extra time.

The next controversial moment came in the 108th minute as Lautaro Martínez was deflected on goal. Hugo Lloris saved his efforts well, but Messi was on hand to take advantage of the rebound from close range.

L'Equipe feels the goal should have been disallowed because the substitutes entered the pitch

L’Equipe feels the goal should have been disallowed because the substitutes entered the pitch

Messi was forced to wait but the goal was eventually allowed after being checked by the VAR

France’s L’Equipe thought the goal should have been scored by Marchignac and his team of officials.

Under the headline, “Why the third goal should not be awarded to Argentina”, they claimed that “two emotionally charged substitutes” entered the pitch before Messi’s shot crossed the line which was “totally prohibited”.

The goal was checked by VAR for offside, but replays showed Martínez had just managed to stay put, leading to wild celebrations among the Argentine players and fans.

Mbappe scored a hat-trick but there will be arguments that one of his goals should not have stood still

Mbappe scored a hat-trick but there will be arguments that one of his goals should not have stood still

It is not known whether VAR also considered substitutes who entered the pitch, but L’Equipe feels France should have been awarded a free kick by law.

They pointed out that Paragraph 9 of Law 3 of the Laws of Football states: `If, after a goal has been scored, the referee realizes before play resumes that an extra person was on the field at the time the goal was scored: the referee must not allow the goal if the extra person : a player, substitute player, substituted or sent-off player or official of the team that scored the goal; The play must be restarted with a direct free kick from the place where the extra person is.

Referee claims that France’s substitutes were on the pitch when Mbappe suggested one of his goals should have been disallowed.

Mbappe scored a third goal in extra time before Argentina went on to win their third World Cup on penalties.


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