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Antonio Mateu Lahoz has apparently been sent home from the World Cup ( Image: Getty Images)

World Cup referee sent home for poor handling of Argentina vs Netherland match

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FIFA have come to a decision on the future of Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz following his head-scratching performance as Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties

Referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz will not oversee any more World Cup matches after feeling the wrath of Argentina star Lionel Messi.

The Spaniard was put in charge for the South American’s quarter-final showdown with the Netherlands last week. Despite Argentina running out victorious on penalties, there were huge complaints sent the way of the official.

In what was a bad-tempered clash, Lahoz issued an eye-watering 17 yellow cards with Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries also receiving his marching orders despite the game having already finished. Meanwhile, two-goal hero Wout Weghorst was also issued with a booking even before he took to the pitch.

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