Martínez Munuera, the VAR star of international arbitration

Martínez Munuera, the VAR star of international arbitration

Among the best VAR referees around the world is the name of Juan Martinez Munuera. He is not only supported by what they think of him in the Spanish Arbitration Committee, but also by the trust and the number of times they turn to him from FIFA. The man from Alicante has received the call, once again, to attend the next Club World Cup. He will be the only Spanish referee at said event, which will be held in Morocco and in which Real Madrid will also be present. It has become one of the highest representatives of Spanish arbitration outside our borders, since its services are requested for all the major football events.

At 40 years old, and still far from retirement, Martínez Munuera He is experiencing one of the sweetest moments of his career. The man from Alicante was in Qatar in November as a specific VAR referee in the World Cup. What’s more, along with Hernández Hernández and De Burgos Bengoetxea, he had options to be in the VOR room for the final between Argentina and France, although FIFA ultimately did not opt ​​for any of them. But it would not have been a surprise if the name of Martínez Munuera had been announced. In recent seasons he has managed to earn the title of being the acting Spanish VAR referee. The special oneas Mourinho would say. They highlight that he is one of the fastest to make decisions in the VOR and also the most didactic when it comes to communicating with his teammates who are on the field. Two virtues that have made it acquire great prominence both nationally and internationally.

The man from Alicante has become one of the new star referees in Spain. Also on the grass, since He has been designated for Clásicos, duels that could decide LaLiga and also a great event like the 2021 Copa del Rey final between Athletic and Barcelona. But just like in Europe, it is gradually gaining more prominence on the green, where it really shines and is receiving recognition from senior officials is in VAR functions. In the 2019 Club World Cup final, between Flamengo and LiverpoolMartínez Munuera was the head of the VAR. He was also summoned for the eurocup by UEFA and that same institution trusted him to accompany Hernández Hernández in the 2021 Champions League final (which Mateu whistled) and also for the first Nations League final. A fixture of the big international events. After her participation in the World Cup in Qatar, FIFA has also called her up for the VAR of the Women’s World Cup this summer.


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