World Cup Appointments: Tuesday, June 30

I appreciate the fact that FIFA has seen fit to give Switzerland two of my favorite referees of late: Bjorn Kuipers and now Sweden’s Jonas Eriksson (above).

Djamel Haimoudi gets the Belgium v USA game, which I find a little bit surprising.

The quarterfinal appointments should be quite interesting…

Argentina v SwitzerlandReferee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Warnmark (SWE)
Fourth Official: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)


Belgium v USA

Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)
Assistant Referee 1: Redouane Achik (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)
Fourth Official: Norbert Hauata (TAH)

Featured photo: Fox Sports Asia



  • I’ve read in a Dutch newspaper that USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann was not satisfied with the assignment of the Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi for two reasons:
    1. USA has beaten Algeria during the 2010 World Cup, so that could be a reason to take revenge.
    2. Haimoudy is able to speak French with the Belgian players and not with his players.


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