Mexico coach blames loss on referee

Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera reacts during the last few minutes of their World Cup game against...

Mexico's coach Miguel Herrera reacts during the last few minutes of their World Cup game against Netherlands at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza, Brazil on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters)

MORRIS DALLA COSTA, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - Not only was Mexico coach Miguel Herrera furious at the call Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca made in added time for a penalty, he was mad at the officiating in all Mexico games.

Mexico was eliminated from the World Cup after a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands giving up two goals in the dying minutes of their game.

The winner was on a penalty given by the referee on a foul by Rafael Marquez on Dutch forward Arjen Robben.

Here’s just a few other choice comments made by the colourful coach from Robben to the way FIFA selects the referees who officiates their games.

“Out of the four matches here in all of them the refereeing was disastrous,” he said at the post-game press conference. “Robben did three dives and he should have been cautioned. You should caution a guy who is trying to cheat, and then if Robben did it again he would be sent off.

“And why did FIFA choose a referee from the same confederation as Holland instead of one from South America, Asia or Africa?

“The doubtful decisions were always against us. We have to say it in capital letters. In three matches we had horrible refereeing. The man with the whistle knocked us.

“I want the referee committee to take a look and that the referee goes home just like us.”


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