Italian referee Rosetti retires from officiating
Robert Rosetti, the World Cup referee who wrongly awarded a goal
to Argentina in its second-round win against Mexico, has retired
Italian newspaper La Repubblica reports that Rosetti will take
up a new role directing referees in the second-tier Serie B
The paper reports Rosetti as saying the controversy, in which
Argentina led 1-0 from an offside goal before winning 3-1, didn’t
affect his decision.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter apologized to Mexico officials for
the error, and Rosetti was not retained for the tournament’s later
The 42-year-old Rosetti could have worked through to the 2012
European Championship before reaching FIFA’s mandatory retirement
of 45. He refereed the Euro 2008 final.