World Cup Appointments: Tuesday, June 24
Djamel Haimoudi of Algeria has been invited back for Costa Rica v. England, who have only their pride to play for now. Portugal’s generally excellent (and quite dreamy) Pedro Proenca has Japan v. Colombia.
Interesting thing to note about the Ecuadoran team led by Carlos Vera, which are refereeing the last game of the day. Christian Lescano is doing double duty with Ecuador and Colombia, replacing Wilmar Roldan’s assistant who was sent home after wrongfully disallowing two Mexican goals.
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Fourth Official: Mark Geiger (USA)