Referee appointments for the first two quarter-finals to be played on Friday 4th July have been decided by FIFA.

Friday 4th July 2014
France v Germany, kick off at 5pm and live on the BBC 1 at the Estadio do Maracana, Rio De Janerio

Referee: Nestor PITANA (Argentina)
Assistant Referees: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG) and Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
Fourth official: Jonas ERIKSSON (SWE)

Brazil v Colombia, kick off at 9pm and live on ITV  at the  Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Referee: Carlos VELASCO CARBALLO (Spain)
Assistant Referees: Roberto ALONSO FERNANDEZ (ESP) and Juan YUSTE (ESP)
Fourth official: Svein Oddvar MOEN (NOR)

Group C footballs

Referee usage statistics

Ref Country Matches Result Yellows Reds
ALIOUM Cameroon
Daniel BENNETT South Africa
Noumandiez DOUE Côte d’Ivoire
1 Chile 3 Australia 1 4
1 Ecuador 0 France 0 1 1
Totals 2 5 1
Bakary GASSAMA Gambia 1 Holland 2 Chile 0 2
Totals 1 2 0
Djamel HAIMOUDI Algeria
1 Australia 2 Holland 3 2
1 Costa Rica 0 England 0 3
1 Belgium 2 USA 1 2
Totals 3 7 0
Alireza FAGHANI Iran
Ravshan IRMATOV Uzbekistan
1 Switzerland 2 Ecuador 1 2
1 Croatia 1 Mexico 3 3 1
1 USA 0 Germany 1 4
Totals 3 9 1
Yuichi NISHIMURA Japan 1 Brazil 3 Croatia 1 4
Totals 1 4
Nawaf SHUKRALLA Bahrain 1 Australia 0 Spain 3 3
1 Portugal 2 Ghana 1 4
Totals 2 7 0
Benjamin WILLIAMS Australia 1 Honduras 1 Ecuador 2 5
1 South Korea 0 Belgium 1 2 1
1 Costa Rica 1 Greece 1 6 1
Totals 3 13 2
Felix BRYCH Germany 1 Uruguay 1 Costa Rica 3 3 1
1 Belgium 1 Russia 0 3
Totals 2 6 1
Cuneyt CAKIR Turkey 1 Brazil 0 Mexico 0 4
1 Algeria 1 Russia 1 4
Totals 2 8 0
Jonas ERIKSSON Sweden 1 Ghana 1 USA 2 2
1 Cameroon 1 Brazil 4 3
1 Argentina 1 Switzerland 0 5
Totals 3 10 0
Bjorn KUIPERS Netherlands 1 England 1 Italy 2 1 0
1 Switzerland 2 France 5 1
1 Columbia 2 Uruguay 0 2
Totals 3 4 0
Milorad MAZIC Serbia 1 Germany 4 Portugal 0 1 1
1 Argentina 1 Iran 0 2
Totals 2 3 1
Svein Oddvar MOEN Norway
Pedro PROENCA Portugal 1 Cameroon 0 Croatia 4 1 1
1 Japan 1 Columbia 4 2
1 Holland 2 Mexico 1 3
Totals 3 6 1
Nicola RIZZOLI Italy 1 Spain 1 Holland 5 4
1 Nigeria 2 Argentina 3 2
Totals 2 6 0
Carlos VELASCO CARBALLO Spain 1 Uruguay 2 England 1 2
1 Bosnia-H 3 Iran 1 2
Totals 2 4 0
Howard WEBB England 1 Columbia 2 Ivory Coast 1 2
1 Brazil 1 Chile 1 7
Totals 2 9 0
Joel AGUILAR El Salvador 1 Argentina 2 Bosnia-H 1 2
1 Japan 0 Greece 0 5 1
Totals 2 7 1
Mark W GEIGER USA 1 Columbia 3 Greece 0 3 0
1 Spain 0 Chile 2 3
1 France 2 Nigeria 0 1
Totals 3 7 0
Walter LOPEZ Guatemala
Roberto MORENO Panama
Marco RODRIGUEZ Mexico 1 Belgium 2 Algeria 1 2
1 Italy Uruguay 1 4 1
Totals 2 6 1
Norbert HAUATA Tahiti
Peter O LEARY New Zealand 1 Nigeria 1 Bosnia-Hercegovina 0 2
Totals 1 2 0
Victor CARRILLO Peru
Enrique OSSES Chile 1 Ivory Coast 2 Japan 1 4
1 Italy 0 Costa Rica 1 2
Totals 2 6 0
Nestor PITANA Argentina 1 Russia 1 Korea Rep 1 4
1 USA 2 Portugal 2 1
1 Honduras 0 Switzerland 3 1
Totals 3 6 0
Sandro RICCI Brazil 1 France 3 Honduras 0 7 1
1 Germany 2 Ghana 2 1
1 Germany 2 Algeria 1 2
Totals 3 10 1
Wilmar ROLDAN Colombia 1 Mexico 1 Cameroon 0 2
1 South Korea 2 Algeria 4 3
Totals 2 5 0
Carlos VERA Ecuador 1 Iran 0 Nigeria 0 1
1 Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1 3
Totals 2 4 0
Overall Total in the World Cup 56 147 10

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