The officials tainted the game with incorrect calls in the 2010 FIFA World Cup’s most dramatic match to date. One of the greatest comebacks in American men’s football history would have occurred in this contest. The most significant of them all was Maurice Edu’s late goal that was scored off. A Landon Donovan free-kick that would have been the game-winning goal. Slovenia vs USA FIFA World
The goals by Valter Bisra, Landon Donovan, and Michael Bradley’s half volley were three of the game’s many high points. The official’s game was a nightmare. Let’s examine his calls in more detail. Slovenia’s second goal was crucial, and Zlatan Ljubijankic scored it from what appeared to be an offside position.
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Oguchi Onyewu was actually the last player when the replays were played in slow motion and up close, which played to his advantage. It was intended to be for a deliberate handball in the penalty area. Given that it didn’t even touch his arm in any way, how is that even possible.
Finley misses the upcoming game against Algeria because of the egregious booking, a game in which his speed would have been essential. The goal was the result of Novakovic’s precise passing. The Malian referee issued Marko Suller a yellow card for his tackle on Jozy Altidore.
Despite the fact that many will claim that Altidore was not in possession of the ball and was moving away from the goal, you never know what the forward might have done. He clearly beat Suller to the ball, and the last man prevented him from having a scoring opportunity.
For sure, the Slovenian defender received a red card. No one will truly know what the referee was thinking when the free-kick from Donovan was taken; it appeared that Michael Bradley was called for being offside, but he wasn’t in play when Maurice Edu finished well.
Another possibility was that the referee saw Bradley commit a foul from his vantage point, invalidating the goal. Yes, that is a possibility, and the goal was cancelled in the absence of replay analysis.
Depending on whether a penalty for Bradley’s foul or allowing Maurice Edu’s goal were to be given after the replay was shown .Koman Coulibaly, the referee, was awful overall and botched several crucial calls.
The US shouldn’t be eliminated as a result of this result because a victory against Algeria and England defeating Slovenia would send the US through with five points.