NED vs USA Matchday 13 - Sampaio (BRA)


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Match #49
Netherlands vs USA
Saturday, 3rd December 2022
18:00 Local Time (15:00GMT)

Referee: Wilton Sampaio (BRA)

Assistant Referee 1: Bruno Boschilia (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Pires (BRA)
Fourth Official: Andrés Matonte (URU)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Nicolas Taran (URU)
Video Assistant Referee: Nicolas Gallo (COL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Juan Soto (VEN)
Offside Video Assistant Referee: Ashley Beecham (AUS)
Support Video Assistant Referee: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
Standby Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (ANG)
A&H International
Not a lot to see here. Too much whistle in the first half. We’ve been saved from a couple of gnat’s chuff potential VAR moments.
He has a very strange style, I don't remember seeing a top-level referee get that far ahead of play. He sets off running forward when play is behind him, looking ahead of him rather than at play, and consequently keeps getting in the way of play.
6 minutes added on in the 2nd half, a number of substitutions within the 6 minutes, but no more time added.

Really wish referees would put a stop to players standing over the ball to prevent the opposition the opportunity to take a quick free kick, which the Dutch did several times during the 2nd half.