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Thoughts on the Referees: Day Seven

We had another exciting day, with 2010 champions Spain exiting the tournament and Alex Song treating us to the stupidest behavior of the tournament so far… Djamel Haimoudi (ALG), Netherlands v Australia Haimoudi’s inability to hide his sheer, unbridled joy at walking out onto the pitch was truly charming. It’s a good reminder that these are human beings and it’s

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Penalty or Not: Yuichi Nishimura and Brazil v. Croatia

Needless to say, this isn’t how FIFA wanted the World Cup to start. People have a lot of concerns about several of Nishimura’s decisions. I, personally, thought Neymar’s elbow to Luka Modric’s face was deliberate. (He checked to see where Modric was, then swung his arm not once, but twice in quick succession.) And I thought the disallowed goal was

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