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23 August 2017 02:43 (South Africa)

Disgraced referees sent home early

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Four referees have failed to make the shortlist for officiating in the next stages of the World Cup. The identities of the referees going home early are no surprise, as they've all made appalling decisions in the course of the tournament. The hapless four are Jorge Larrionda (England vs Germany); Roberto Rosetti (Argentina vs Mexico); Stephane Lannoy (Brazil vs Ivory Coast); and Koman Coulibaly (US vs Slovenia). Nineteen referees remain in contention to officiate in the remaining matches. Read more: AFP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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