South Korea coach Paulo Bento is SENT OFF by England referee Anthony Taylor after playing full-time in his team’s heartbreaking 3-2 World Cup loss to Ghana for his FURIOUS protests over the whistle.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento was sent off for his angry protests to referee Anthony Taylor after his team fell to a painful 3-2 loss to Ghana in the World Cup.
Bento angrily reprimanded Taylor after being upset that the England referee scrapped full time before his team could take a corner, denying them a chance to draw in a thrilling Group H clash.
The Portuguese chief seemed to return to Taylor even after receiving his marching orders.
South Korea coach Paulo Bento was sent off after the final whistle of their loss to Ghana
Bento furiously berated English referee Anthony Taylor after the 3-2 loss
At Education City Stadium, Ghana moved into a dominant position at half-time with goals from Mohammed Salisu and Mohammed Kudus.
However, Cho Gue-sung’s brace made it look like South Korea might get something out of the game, only Ajax midfielder Kudus scored the game-winner with 22 minutes of regulation 90 remaining.
South Korea took a corner late in ten minutes of stoppage time, but Taylor missed before they had a chance to take it, instigating protests from Bento.
Bento could miss the match against his native Portugal on Friday after receiving a red card
The Portuguese manager was sacked after seeing his team fall to a painful loss to Ghana.
However, Taylor was not impressed with the showdown that ensued late in the match and sent off the Portuguese manager.
The 53-year-old former Portuguese international took charge of South Korea in 2018 and will now miss the game against his native country if he is suspended from the touchline for the final group game on Friday.
South Korea have just one point from their two games so far and find themselves bottom of the group ahead of Uruguay’s late kick-off against Portugal in the other Group H game.
Taylor became a FIFA-listed referee in 2013 and is one of six English officials on the list for the 2022 World Cup, along with referee Michael Oliver and assistant referees Simon Bennett, Gary Beswick, Stuart Bert and Adam Nunn.
Bento and his players seemed to complain after Taylor blew out before they could take a corner.