Here is something for you to understand how this system works.
In 93, in Kosice, at that time Cehoslovakia, Romania lost 5-2 vs the local team. In that game, the famous Kim Milton Nielsen, the Danish ref, was bribed by people close to the romanian federation, better well said, famous agent families at that time. to help us. As I said, we lost 5-2, but Cehoslovakia had 2 players sent off. The decisions were incredible in our favour. Later on, Nielsen did not received the money he was promised because we lost.
This stuff was proven a few years ago, but the incident prescribed itself and he couldn't be judged.
Now, the story is that Nielsen went bonkers and promised he will get his payback. And he did. Romania vs Germany, Euro 2000, incredible penalty not give for us. Then 2001, WC playoff, Romania - Slovenia. We lost the game in Ljubiana where he crucified us. His decisions where similar to Foy/Atkinson/Elleray combined. That solo game killed a generation and was the first brick of the downfall of my national team.
Remember, Nielsen was considered the very best ref in Europe in his time alonside Collina.