08/06/2012 08:02 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT

Water polo referees dropped from Olympics for disallowing late goal

LONDON - A pair of water polo referees who disallowed what appeared to be a legitimate goal will not officiate another match at the Olympics.

Swimming governing body FINA says Slovenian official Boris Margeta and Polish counterpart Radoslaw Koryzna will not be assigned to any of the remaining men's or women's matches at the London Games.

A late score by Spain was disallowed in its 8-7 group loss to Croatia despite the shot appearing to cross the goal line.

FINA upheld the result despite an official protest from the Spanish.