Saturday, February 4, 2023

Fernando Guerrero: It’s a privilege to be in the World Cup final

Mexico City ,

since I was a child, Fernando Guerrero knew he would be a referee. By heritage, by tradition, by taste, but above all, by passionWhen he turned 16, he decided to study a course to become a football judge, without thinking of all the achievements he would achieve, never mind that he would become the refereeing body of the World Cup final. Just as it happened in Qatar 2022, where he served as the referee in charge of VAR in the match between Argentina and France.

The first division of Mexican football has taken many years of work, effort, daily preparation and more than 300 matches; because, Guerrero Singer proud of medal received at awards ceremony at World Cup in QatarA gold medal that is also a satisfaction for his father, who taught him and inherited the profession of whistling, and is also dedicated to his wife, who has been a support throughout his career.

“It’s a dream come true, I’ve always dreamed of being at the World Cup. Logically I went through the process as a central referee, but finally I got the opportunity to be involved in video refereeing and it’s a great opportunity.” feeling, an immense happiness because you are in the most important sport in the world And I’ve had the privilege of being in that World Cup tournament and that match“, Told.

Fernando Guerrero As Tanai Contreras
Fernando Guerrero as Tania Contreras

His eyes light up and his voice cracks when you remember the moment he received his medal from the Qatar 2022 final after nine World Cup titles.

“I had tears in my eyes, I couldn’t believe it, all my teammates congratulated me, the guys from FIFA told meThey told me I deserved it to have a great World Cup, but it was an explosion of immense emotion that I haven’t felt since the birth of my children, it’s something I wouldn’t change for anything , That moment is fresh in my heart. my mind and it’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life, being at the World Cup”, he recalled.

and added: “I can’t believe it, it didn’t add up to what it means to the people at the arbitration commission, For my teammates, for my family, for people close to me, they didn’t measure it, as I didn’t believe, I was getting a medal for the World Cup final, when I even talked about going to Qatar as an amateur. I thought, but I wasn’t in the final as a referee, even today my skin is crawling”.

learning in The World Cup was huge for GuerreroHowever, he affirmed that much of the work referees do in Mexico is at the level of the best in the world.

“I went to reaffirm several things we’ve already worked on in Mexico, but I learned a few others and have already shared them with the union. I’m very proud and I have a very The big lesson remains, mainly because all referees around the world have the same sense of enforcement of sports justice.It doesn’t matter what nationality you are, ref genetics are always the same in the world,

Fernando Guerrero As Tania Contreras
Fernando Guerrero as Tania Contreras

now as chief justice

Fernando Guerrero applied for central refereeing for the 2018 World Cup, but was not called in Russia, He did not give up and in Qatar he again participated in the process, for the first time for the same position. It was in that call that the opportunity to do so as the referee in charge of VAR also opened up and he took it, allowing him to advance to the final. Their next target is to reinstate him as the center judge for the 2026 edition.

“The next World Cup will be in Mexico, Canada and the United States and I’m focused on refereeing the World Cup final But on the pitch, I’m focused on that, I know it’s a long road, there’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to getting there, but it just depends on your work in front of a lot of capable referees , but I am going to fight with all means of the Federation and the Commission to achieve that dream”, Nazrin concluded.

as well

pillar of your life

His father was playing the whistle, although he could not reach the First Division; However, it marked a path for him to follow and today he is her main advisor and the one who gives her the biggest encouragement, even when they have difficult tasks. “Ever since he made his First Division debut, he felt it was a dream come true, He has always been my referee mentor, till date he watches the games, he always has words of encouragement, as a father he always wants the best for his son. His wife has also supported him. “They say we shouldn’t bring problems home, but nobody teaches you how, so my wife has been fundamental because we love each other. I know I was wrong, I know People would tell me that I am leaving, but in those moments she was always with me.

so he said

“It’s a dream come true, I’ve always dreamed of being at the World Cup. I processed as a central referee, but I got the opportunity to video referee and it’s a great feeling.”

“I’m very proud and I’ve learned a great lesson, mainly because referees all over the world have a sense of enforcement of sports justice”

Fernando Guerrero

mexican referee


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