We have decided to ensure a bit more overview on the many good discussions we had thanks to our great community. Therefore each matchday package will, as usual, receive an own post where the referee appointments can be discussed. From now on, there will be separate threads you can use for dicussions about the referee performances.
Moreover, we ask for your understanding that anonymous comments will be flexibly disabled during the whole World Cup. While we appreciate and are honoured by the extremely large number of visitors during the last three weeks, this also implies that a lot of fans instead of referees follow our discussions and read the blog. This tournament seems to awake a huge level of patriotism for the own national team which impedes a fair analysis and dealing with the match officials' performances and shadows the expertise that many other comments express.
For those who would like to share their points of views with us, I recommend to create open IDs, alias identities or even your google accounts - if available. We will make use of disabling the anonymous function as soon as misconduct occurs. Thank you.
GROUP H, Match 15
17 June 2014, 18:00 CET
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
BELGIUM - ALGERIA
Referee: Marco RODRÍGUEZ (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcos QUINTERO (MEX)
Fourth Official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)
Standby Assistant Referee: Hassan KAMRANIFAR (IRN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)
GROUP A, Match 17
17 June 2014, 21:00 CET
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
BRAZIL - MEXICO
Referee: Cüneyt ÇAKIR (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin DURAN (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik ONGUN (TUR)
Fourth Official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)
Standby Assistant Referee: Kim Thomas HAGLUND (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Thomas H. (NED)
GROUP H, Match 16
17 June 2014, 00:00 CET
Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba
RUSSIA - KOREA REP.
Referee: Néstor PITANA (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernán MAIDANA (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
Fourth Official: Roberto MORENO (PAN)
Standby Assistant Referee: Eric BORIA (USA)
Blog Referee Observer: Philipp (GER)