Former referee says that Brazil ‘ignore the beautiful game’Poll once showed the same player three yellow cards in a World Cup match
Graham Poll has slammed the World Cup hosts and Spanish referee Carlos Velasco Carballo for their performances in Friday's quarter final.
In his Daily Mail column, Poll said that Colombia got a raw deal from Carballo and Brazil progressed to the next stage by using 'foul tactics'.
He said: "Even when Colombia got a free-kick in a promising position, Carballo ignored the Brazilians charging the ball down from perhaps six yards. A caution for the defender and a retake was the correct decision.
"With the hosts a goal up but facing a determined Colombian side they elected to ignore the beautiful game and resort to foul tactics to progress to the semi-final."