Koman Coulibaly Denies US Win Against Slovenia: In Pictures

June 18, 2010 - South Africa - Football - Slovenia v United States of America FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 - Group C - Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 18/6/10..USA's Jozy Altidore (C) is restrained by Herculez Gomez at the final whistle as he argues with referee Koman Coulibaly (L.

The most hated man in America today is referee Koman Coulibaly who denied the US a certain goal which would have been the game winner against Slovenia. However, Coulibaly, a referee from Mali, called for a foul. It was one of those phantom decisions that bewildered everyone watching the game and is one of the reasons why FIFA needs to consider helping referees with the aid of TV replays. The debate will rage on. But in the meantime, here are some pictures of Koman Coulibaly and the controversial decision: June 18, 2010 - South Africa - Football - Slovenia v United States of America FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010 - Group C - Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 18/6/10..Landon Donovan (R) remonstrates with referee Koman Coulibaly at the final whistle.

US players (in blue) argue with referee Koman Coulibaly of Mali after a shot at goal taken by team mate Maurice Edu was disallowed during a 2010 World Cup Group C soccer match against Slovenia at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg June 18, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP) June 18, 2010 - Johannesburg, South Africa - epa02209389 Referee Koman Coulibaly tries to separate players after a collission between USA's Clint Dempsey (2nd L) and Slovenia's Zlatan Ljubijankic (not pictured) during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group C preliminary round match between Slovenia and USA at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 June 2010.

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