World Cup Referee Appointments: Sunday, June 29

The second day of knockout stage action is a good one if you are a female fan of the referees. Two lookers up: Pedro Proenca of Portugal and Ben Williams of Australia.

I must say, I’m pleasantly surprised to see Williams. I thought he did really well in his last outing, with great fitness and foul detection and a good red card call. He’s also a pretty personable referee who does well with the players.

Proenca is never a surprise; he’s a rock solid referee.

Netherlands v MexicoReferee: Pedro Proenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Jose Trigo (POR)
Fourth Official: Carlos Vera (ECU)

Costa Rica v GreeceReferee: Benjamin Williams (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Anaz (AUS)
Fourth Official: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)

Featured photo: Zimbio


  • Pedro missed a penalty in the first half. He was not very close to the situation and he couldn’t see it properly I believe.


    • Agreed.

      Still doesn’t make Robben’s incessant flopping all right, but he definitely missed it. (I’ll call that out in my end of day report.)


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