The person who didn’t award Portugal a transparent successful purpose of their final World Cup qualifier has been relieved of his duties
Mario Diks, the assistant referee that dominated Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘purpose’ towards Serbia hadn’t crossed the road, has been dropped from the Netherlands’ officiating group for Euro 2020.
Ronaldo was wrongly denied a last-minute successful purpose throughout Portugal’s 2022 World Cup qualifying conflict with Serbia final month, which in the end led to a 2-2 draw.
Match referee Danny Makkelie publicly apologised for the mistake after the game, and has now dropped Diks from his set-up forward of this summer time’s European Championship.
Ronaldo produced an professional first-time end after racing onto a cross-field move from Nuno Mendes in stoppage time towards Serbia, and replays confirmed that the ball had crossed the road earlier than Aleksandar Mitrovic was in a position to clear.
The Portugal ahead was booked for his protests and walked off the pitch earlier than the ultimate whistle, throwing his captain’s armband to the bottom on his approach down the tunnel.
What’s been mentioned?
Diks confirmed the information to Omrop Fryslan, whereas additionally expressing his frustration over the ultimate determination after a few years of service which included final 12 months’s Europa League ultimate and Membership World Cup semi-finals.
“It is a very, very massive disappointment for me so near the European Championship,” he mentioned.
“On Wednesday, March 31, I heard from Makkelie that he desires to proceed with one other assistant, as a result of the arrogance in our collaboration has gone.
“I used to be actually hoping for extra help, understanding and belief after the profitable collaboration through the years.”
What has Makkelie mentioned?
Makkelie has revealed that Jan de Vries has been drafted in to switch Diks in his set-up, however stopped in need of confirming whether or not the assistant’s error through the Portugal vs Serbia fixture led to his dismissal.
“It’s true that Jan de Vries has taken over the place of Mario Diks within the group,” Makkelie added to Omrop Fryslan.
“It is a group situation. Out of respect for Mario, but additionally within the curiosity of the group, we do not make any statements concerning the cause for the change.”