Facts of Wilton Sampaio
|Full Name||Wilton Sampaio|
|Birth Name||Wilton Pereira Sampaio|
|Birth City||Teresina de Goias|
|Date of Birth||December 28,1981|
Wilton Sampaio is a Brazilian football referee by profession. He is well known for his debut in the FIFA World cup in 2013.
Besides FIFA, he also made a debut on CONMEBOL as a referee. He started refereeing at the age of 15.
Who is wife and children of Wilton?
Wilton is a married guy. The information about his wife and children is under review.
The debut of Wilton at FIFA World Cup 2022
Wilton has appeared as a referee in the four matches of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
He appeared in the two group-stage matches (Senegal vs Netherlands and Netherlands vs Qatar), a round of 16 (Netherlands vs United states), and the Quarterfinal (England vs France ) match.
Criticism of Wilton for his debut in England vs France
During the FIFA World Cup 2022 match of England against France held on December 11 at Al Bayt stadium, Wilton was the referee.
After the respective match, Harry Maguire said that the decision-making of the referee was poor.
In the first half of the game, many fouls weren’t counted by him as well as he didn’t give a penalty for a clear foul.
The penalty would give a chance for England to have an equalizer with France, but it cost England, and they crashed out of World Cup 2022.
Was the FIFA World Cup 2022 the first world cup of Wilton?
Wilton has been on the list of FIFA since 2013. He made his first world cup debut as a referee in FIFA World Cup 2018.
He was a member of a team of Video Assistant referees (VAR).
Besides FIFA, he has made a debut in different competitions like South America 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, the Arab Nations Cup, the Brazil Cup, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.
He won the best referee in Serie A with Premio Craque do Brasileirao award in 2019.
Was Wilton the reason for going out of England?
According to an English football pundit and former football player, Gary Neville, Wilton's decisions were awful.
Gary said that he didn’t want to blame Wilton for the loss of England, but he was quite a disgrace on the pitch.
Gary said that he was sitting in the corner where the penalty was with Harry Kane in the first half, there were three or four fouls in that area, but none of them was given fouls which was weird for him.
Is Wilton Sampaio getting trolled?
The result of England against France made England's fans to make troll of Wilton.
Some of the England fans were angry after Harry Kane got assaulted by the French defender Dayot Upamecano inside the box where the referee Wilton refused to give a penalty.
The fans trolled Wilton by changing the information on his Wikipedia page savagely. They wrote that Wilton is a French fan and a Brazilian football referee.
They also wrote that he was recently offered sexual factors by Mbappe for favourable decisions to France.
The net worth of Wilton is estimated to be $1 million. As a referee of the FIFA World Cup 2022, he is paid a salary of $70K for each match.
- The age of Wilton is 40 years old. He was born on December 28, 1981, in Teresina de Goias, Brazil.
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