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Ellis Park Johannesburg World Cup 2010 Argentina v Nigeria Match 03 12/06/10 Referee Wolfgang Stark (GER) Photo Roger Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

England’s future in German hands as referee Wolfgang Stark lands Slovenia clash

German referee Wolfgang Stark will be in charge of England’s must-win match against Slovenia on Wednesday.
Stark, from Bavaria, is very experienced having refereed games in the German top flight since 1994 and Champions League games since 2001.
The 40-year-old has however been the target of criticism in the past.
In 2007 in the semi-final of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup he booked seven Chile players and sent off two more during their controversial defeat by Argentina.
Stark’s assistants for the match in Port Elizabeth are fellow Germans Jan-Hendrik Salver and Mike Pickel.
The German refereeing team were also in charge of Argentina’s opening World Cup match against Nigeria which the South Americans won 1-0. (Daily Mail)

One can only imagine how the employees at the Daily Mail must have felt when they heard this news. They probably had a semi-fit whilst slabbering rabidly as they ate their lunch consisting primarily of asylum seekers on toast. One wonders if this would even be a new story in that fine publication if the referee had been from any other country?

Luckily for the English Wolfgang Stark is a pretty damn good referee the bad news is that his wife is Slovenian! (we made that last bit up)


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