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World Cup Appointments, Saturday June 28

FIFA aren’t screwing around with the first knockout stage games. They’re pulling out the big guns: Howard Webb of England and Bjorn Kuipers of Netherlands (both shown above). Brazil v. Chile will need a strong hand, and they have it in Webb, who was stellar in his last appearance. Kuipers has impressed in this tournament, as well. Also, we get some pretty, pretty boys

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World Cup 2014: Meet the Refs!

FIFA has put up short YouTube videos of each of the center referees who will participate in the World Cup in Brazil beginning this Thursday. They’re pretty fascinating and a great way to get to know these men who will have such an impact on the tournament. The referees themselves are pretty adorable. And because I know you’re dying to know,

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Europa League Referees: April 3

These appointments are about what you’d expect for Europa League matches: solid referees who aren’t quite at the Champions League/World Cup level. Svein Oddvar Moen (above – dreamy, no?) is actually on the World Cup list, as the alternate team for UEFA. Wolfgang Stark has been top dog in Germany, but is close to retirement and has been recently eclipsed

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