Phantom goal referee to officiate New Zealand vs Mexico

The German referee allowed a goal that never went in.


The German referee Felix Brych who just a few weeks ago was the center of big controversy for allowing a goal that never went into the goal in a Bundesliga match will be the center referee in the return leg between New Zealand and Mexico on November 20 to see which one goes to next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

That crucial return leg match where Brych will be refereeing is scheduled for Wednesday November 20 at 7:00PM local time (10:00PM pacific) from the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

The first leg of the series will be refereed by the Hungarian ref Viktor Kassai on Wednesday November 13 at the Estadio Azteca.

Just a few weeks ago in a Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Hoffenheim the Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling headed the ball following a corner kick. The ball went wide of the goal hitting the outside netting, but found it's way into the goal through a hole in the net. The players seemed confused and did not know if they should celebrate, but neither the referee or his assistants called for a goal kick and the goal stood.

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