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Referee admits penalty error in Northern Ireland World Cup play-off

The referee who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland says he made a mistake. Ovidiu Hategan ruled that Corry Evans blocked a shot with his arm during the first leg, despite replays showing the ball struck the player’s shoulder. “It was a sad and unpleasant moment for me, sad because I made ...

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