UEFA to send referee to Astana who reminds Kazakhstan of epic fiasco: Swede referees after Slovenia’s first opponent scores eight goals
Slovenian national football team
will embark on a long journey to Astana on Tuesday, where it will face the opening match of the qualification for the
. The opponent will be Kazakhstan, which has a good record in the Nations League, through which it has already secured at least an extra qualification for the tournament in Germany. But despite all this, Slovenia is setting out with high expectations. The goal is clear – victory. How difficult it will be on the way to the three points remains to be seen, but we can all only hope that Slovenia will not have any problems with the judging in Astana.
The European Football Association (UEFA) has decided to hold the match between Kazakhstan and Slovenia, which kicks off at 16:00 on Thursday. At 1:00 p.m. our time, a judge from Sweden will administer justice.
Glenn Nyberg, just 34 years old, who made the list of international referees in 2016, will have the main say on the artificial turf pitch. Nevertheless, he has a lot of national team experience. He has refereed only twice in qualifying for major competitions, and interestingly, both times a huge number of goals were scored. In November 2021, it was Kazakhstan that was the real disaster, beaten 8-0 at home by France, and two years before that he was also involved in the match between BiH and Liechtenstein, which the home team won 5-0.
The defeat to France is the worst Kazakhstan has suffered in its history.
Glenn Nyberg was also one of the referees who officiated at the 2021 European Under-21 Championship, which was held in Slovenia. He also officiated for Milenko Aćimović’s side in the 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic.
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