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Referee for World Cup Third Place Playoff: Djamel Haimoudi

Djamel Haimoudi of Algeria has been appointed as the referee for the third place playoff between Brazil and Netherlands, to take place on Saturday. He will be assisted by RedouaneĀ Achik and Abdelhak Etchiali. Fourth official will be Yuichi Nishimura of Japan. I feel like this is a little bit of a surprise, though he did fairly well in the gamesĀ I

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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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