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Football: Suarez bite referee gets Brazil-Germany semi-final

Published on Jul 7, 2014 7:05 AM
 
Referee Marco Rodriguez of Mexico prepares for the 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte on June 17, 2014. The Mexican referee who officiated in the match that saw Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bite Italian Giorgio Chiellini has been appointed to handle Tuesday's World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - The Mexican referee who officiated in the match that saw Uruguay striker Luis Suarez bite Italian Giorgio Chiellini has been appointed to handle Tuesday's World Cup semi-final between Brazil and Germany.

Marco Rodriguez, who sent off Italy's Claudio Marchisio in the same Group D fixture, now has the task of keeping order in Sao Paulo for Tuesday's game.

Rodriguez did not see the incident involving Suarez and Chiellini during the match, which led to the Uruguay star being thrown out of the tournament and banned from football for four months.

Rodriguez has refereed at three World Cups before but has never officiated in a knockout stage match.

 
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