The referee in charge of the match between Korea and Croatia in the second week of the 2023 International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL)메이저놀이터 wiped away tears before the game.
Polish referee Agnieska Michlik served as the referee for the VNL Korea-Croatia match held at the Nielsen Nelson Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil at 5:30 am (Korean time) on the 17th. Before blowing the whistle at the start of the game, the image of him wiping his tears with a handkerchief was caught on the broadcast screen. All of the referees who came along could not hide their sorrowful expressions.
News of the sudden death of Argentinian referee Hernan Gonzalo Casamiquela was reported before the game. Before the start of the Korea-Croatia match, a silent prayer was held to honor him.
Brazilian media ‘Globo’ and ‘UOL’ said, “Argentine referee Hernan Gonzalo Casamicela, respected in the volleyball world, died in Brasilia, Brazil, where VNL will be held. The cause of his death has not been determined, but he was hospitalized for intestinal problems and was diagnosed with a bacterial infection in the bloodstream.”
The 58-year-old referee Casamiquela began her international refereeing career in 2007. He has also been in charge of major competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympics. After refereeing the women’s volleyball final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, she turned to challenge refereeing. She also visited Brasilia as a referee for the VNL Women’s Volleyball Week 2 Video Challenge.
FIVB said, “We are informed of the tragic death of Argentinian referee Hernan Gonzalo Casamiquela. express deep condolences Referee Casamichella’s ability has inspired everyone who works with him. He expresses his sincere condolences to those who love him and his family.”