Tag Archives: South Korea

Red Card or Not: Williams and South Korea v. Belgium

Steven Defour’s straight red card was the typical “miss the ball, get the player with your studs” challenge we’ve seen punished over and over in this World Cup. Though there was a moment when it looked like Australian referee Ben Williams wouldn’t actually send the Belgian off, he produced the card in short order. At least the referees are calling

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Thoughts on the Referees: Day Eleven

Yesterday was an exciting day (who knew Iranians were so passionate about football?), and exciting in the refereeing world is never good. Today was much more calm. Dr. Felix Brych (GER), Belgium v. Russia Brych (above) was his usually dreamy, yet insouciant, self. He just mostly loped around the pitch, looking pretty, but not really being tested too much. The first half

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