FIFA Confederations Cup -  Brazil 2013
Tournament Tracker
Saturday 15th to Sunday 30th June 



By Adam Higgins
Chief Football Editor


  

FIXTURES:-


Group Stages


Saturday 15th June 2013       Group A         Brazil vs Japan             KO 8pm         BBC3/HD        Estadio Nacional, Brasilia

Sunday 16th June 2013         Group A         Mexico vs Italy             KO 8pm         BBC3/HD        Maracana Stadium, Rio 

Sunday 16th June 2013         Group B         Spain vs Uruguay          KO 11pm        BBC1/HD        Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Monday 17th June 2013         Group B        Tahiti vs Nigeria            KO 8pm          BBC3/HD        Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Wednesday 19th June 2013    Group A         Brazil vs Mexico           KO 8pm          BBC3/HD        Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 

Wednesday 19th June 2013    Group A         Italy vs Japan             KO 11pm         BBC1/HD        Arena Pernambuco, Recife  

Thursday 20th June 2013       Group B         Spain vs Tahiti             KO 8pm          BBC3/HD        Maracana Stadium, Rio 

Thursday 20th June 2013       Group B         Nigeria vs Uruguay       KO 11pm         BBC3/HD        Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 

Saturday 22nd June 2013       Group A         Italy vs Brazil              KO 8pm          BBC3/HD        Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 

Saturday 22nd June 2013       Group A         Japan vs Mexico          KO 8pm          BBCRedB        Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Sunday 23rd June 2013          Group B         Nigeria vs Spain           KO 8pm          BBC3/HD        Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 

Sunday 23rd June 2013          Group B         Uruguay vs Tahiti         KO 8pm          BBCRedB        Arena Pernambuco, Recife 


Semi-Finals


Wednesday 26th June 2013       Semi-Final         Brazil vs Uruguay        KO 8pm      BBC3/HD       Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Thursday 27th June 2013          Semi-Final           Spain vs Italy           KO 8pm      BBC1/HD          Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza


Third Place Play-Off Match


Sunday 30th June 2013           3rd Place PO        Uruguay vs Italy        KO 5pm      BBC3/HD          Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 


Final


Sunday 30th June 2013               Final               Brazil vs Spain         KO 11pm      BBC1/HD       Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro



 RESULTS AND REPORTS:- 

 

NEYMAR SPECTACULAR OPENS TOURNAMENT IN SAMBA STYLE

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
BRAZIL 3 (Neymar 3, Paulinho 48, Jo 90+3)
JAPAN 0
Saturday 15th June 2013


A stunning strike from Neymar paved the way for a comprehensive victory for hosts Brazil over Japan in the opening match of the 2013 Confederations Cup. 


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SPANISH ON SWANSONG TO START TOURNAMENT WITH WIN

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
SPAIN 2 (Lugano 20 og, Soldado 32)
URUGUAY 1 (Suarez 88)

Sunday 16th June 2013


Sensational Spain served up a stylish performance to outclass Uruguay in Recife to start their 2013 Confederations Cup campaign with a convincing albeit narrow win in the opening Group B match. 


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BRAZIL INSPIRED BY NEYMAR AS MEXICANS WAVE GOODBYE

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
BRAZIL 2 (Neymar 9, Jo 90+3) 
MEXICO 0

Wednesday 19th June 2013


An underwhelming Brazil made it two wins from two games in Group A 
at the 2013 Confederations Cup after beating a much-improved Mexico 
in a low-key affair in Fortaleza to seal their place in the semi-finals. 


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SECOND-STRING SPAIN SMASH RECORD TEN PAST MINNOWS

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
SPAIN 10 (Torres 5, 33, 57, 77 missed pen, 78, David Silva 31, 89, David Villa 39, 49, 64, Mata 66)
TAHITI 0

Thursday 20th June 2013


Fernando Torres netted four and missed a penalty as reigning world and European champions Spain hammered Group B whipping boys Tahiti, recording a ten-goal buffer without reply to book their place in the semi-finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup. 


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NEYMAR DAZZLES AS BRAZIL SEE OFF AZZURI TO TOP GROUP A 



FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
ITALY 2 (Giaccherini 51, Chiellini 71)
BRAZIL 4 (Dante 45+1, Neymar 55, Fred 66, 88)

Saturday 22nd June 2013


Neymar netted another spectacular goal for the third consecutive match as hosts Brazil triumphed against Italy to finish top of Group A at the 2013 Confederations Cup. 


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WASTEFUL NIGERIA PAY PRICE AS SPAIN CRUISE TO VICTORY

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
NIGERIA 0
SPAIN 3 (Jordi Alba 3, 88, Torres 62)

Sunday 23rd June 2013


Spain comfortably disposed of a profligate Nigeria in a stimulating spectacle in Fortaleza to finish top of Group B and set up a Confederations Cup semi-final against Italy. 


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PAULINHO HEADER SEES BELOW-PAR SAMBA BOYS INTO FINAL



FIFA Confederations Cup -  Semi Finals 
BRAZIL 2 (Fred 41, Paulinho 86)
URUGUAY 1 (Forlan 13 missed pen, Cavani 48)

Wednesday 26th June 2013


Hosts Brazil scraped into the final of the 2013 Confederations Cup with an insipid semi-final showing after securing a late victory over South American rivals Uruguay in a highly-charged encounter in Belo Horizonte. 


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TIRED AZZURI CLAIM BRONZE PRIZE AFTER MORE PENALTY DRAMA



FIFA Confederations Cup -  Third Place Play-Off Match
URUGUAY 2 (Cavani 58, 78)
ITALY 2 (Astori 25, Diamanti 73)
(Italy win 3-2 on penalties)
Sunday 30th June 2013


Under-fire veteran Gianluigi Buffon saved three penalties in a mixed shoot-out as a jaded Italy claimed third place at the 2013 Confederations Cup at the expense of Uruguay after a stimulating encounter in Salvador. 


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PEERLESS PIRLO STRIKES ON CAP 100 AS AZZURI HAVE LIFT OFF  

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
MEXICO 1 (Hernandez 34 pen)
ITALY 2 (Pirlo 27, Balotelli 78)

Sunday 16th June 2013


Andrea Pirlo crowned his 100th cap with a spectacular free-kick as a workmanlike Italy saw off Mexico in Rio De Janeiro in their opening match of the 2013 Confederations Cup. 


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WASTEFUL NIGERIANS BLOW ASIDE MINNOWS TAHITI FOR SIX 

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
TAHITI 1 (J Tehau 54) 
NIGERIA 6 (Echiejile 5, 80, Oduamadi 10, 26, 76, J Tehau 69 og)  

Monday 17th June 2013


African Cup of Nations winners Nigeria inflicted a heavy but respectable defeat on competition debutants Tahiti in Belo Horizonte as their 2013 Confederations Cup campaign got underway. 


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AZZURI COMEBACK SEES OFF SPIRITED JAPAN IN THRILLER 

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
ITALY 4 (De Rossi 41, Uchida 50 og, Balotelli 53 pen, Giovinco 86)
JAPAN 3 (Honda 21 pen, Kagawa 34, Okazaki 69)

Wednesday 19th June 2013


Italy progress to the semi-finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup after coming from two goals down to dramatically condemn Japan to a damaging defeat, which knocks them out of the tournament, in a pulsating encounter in Recife. 


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FORLAN MARKS MILESTONE TO LEAVE NIGERIA ON EXIT BRINK

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
NIGERIA 1 (Mikel 37)
URUGUAY 2 (Lugano 20, Forlan 51)

Thursday 20th June 2013


Uruguay kept their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup alive as Diego Forlan marked his 100th international appearance with a decisive winner against a hard-working Nigeria in Salvador. 


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HERNANDEZ AT DOUBLE AS FLYING MEXICANS LEAVE ON A HIGH

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group A
JAPAN 1 (Okazaki 86)
MEXICO 2 (Hernandez 54, 66, 88 missed pen)

Saturday 22nd June 2013


Two second-half headers by Javier Hernandez saw Mexico depart the 2013 Confederations Cup on a winning note as Japan finished bottom of Group A. 


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URUGUAY HIT DEPARTING TAHITI FOR EIGHT TO REACH SEMIS

 


FIFA Confederations Cup -  Group B
URUGUAY 8 (Hernandez 2, 24, 45+1, 67 pen, Perez 27, Scotti 49 missed pen, Lodeiro 61, Suarez 82, 90)
TAHITI 0

Sunday 23rd June 2013


Uruguay easily booked their place in the semi-finals of the 2013 Confederations Cup after a straightforward 8-0 victory over Tahiti in Recife as Abel Hernandez scored four. 


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LACKLUSTRE SPAIN EDGE PAST DOMINANT ITALY ON PENALTIES



FIFA Confederations Cup -  Semi Finals 
SPAIN 0
ITALY 0 
(Spain win 7-6 on penalties)
Thursday 27th June 2013


Spain will face Brazil in the final of the 2013 Confederations Cup after overcoming a resurgent and dominant Italy to edge a dramatic penalty shoot-out following a tensely fascinating semi-final in Fortaleza.  


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HOST NATION BRAZIL STUN TEN-MAN SPAIN IN CON CUP FINAL 



FIFA Confederations Cup -  Final 
BRAZIL 3 (Fred 2, 47, Neymar 44)
SPAIN 0 (Sergio Ramos 55 missed pen, Pique 67 s/off)
Sunday 30th June 2013


An immense Brazil clinched a record fourth Confederations Cup title in style with a majestic performance as ten-man Spain suffered a chastening experience in an epic final at the Maracana. 


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TABLES:

 

Group A-  Standings correct as of 22nd June 2012

Position                   Team                      PLD       W        D        L        GD      Pts 

1st                         Brazil                        3         3         0        0        +7       9

2nd                         Italy                        3         2         0        1          0       6

3rd                         Mexico                      3         1         0        2        -2       3

4th                         Japan                       3         0         0        3        -5       0


* Brazil qualify for the semi-finals as group winners after victories over Japan and Mexico and decisive 4-2 win over runners-up Italy  
* Italy have progressed to the semi-finals as runners-up following defeat to Brazil on matchday three but beat Mexico and Japan
* Mexico were eliminated after losing both of their opening two group games to Brazil and Italy but beat Japan on matchday three  
* Japan are also out of the competition after three successive defeats to hosts Brazil, Euro 2012 finalists Italy and Mexico

 

Group B-  Standings correct as of 23rd June 2012

Position                   Team                      PLD       W        D         L        GD      Pts

1st                         Spain                       3         3         0         0        +14      9

2nd                       Uruguay                     3         2         0         1        +8       6

3rd                        Nigeria                       3         1         0         2       +1        3

4th                        Tahiti                        3         0         0         2       -23       0


* Spain are through to the semi-finals as group winners after comfortable victories over Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria
* Uruguay qualify in second place after a crucial win over Nigeria and 8-0 thrashing of Tahiti despite suffering defeat to Spain
* Nigeria missed out on qualification despite beating Tahiti after a critical loss to Nigeria and comprehensive 3-0 defeat by Spain
* Tournament minnows Tahiti were knocked out after three heavy defeats to Nigeria, Spain and Uruguay respectively



TOP GOALSCORERS:-


Fernando Torres (Spain) -  5 goals

Fred (Brazil) -  5 goals

Neymar (Brazil) -  4 goals

Abel Hernandez (Uruguay) -  4 goals

Javier Hernandez (Mexico) -  3 goals

David Villa (Spain) -  3 goals

Luis Suarez (Uruguay) -  3 goals

Nnamdi Oduamadi (Nigeria) -  3 goals

Edison Cavani (Uruguay) -  3 goals

Jo (Brazil) -  2 goals

Paulinho (Brazil) -  2 goals

Mario Balotelli (Italy) -  2 goals

Shinji Okazaki (Japan) -  2 goals

Jordi Alba (Spain) -  2 goals

David Silva (Spain) -  2 goals

Dante (Brazil) -  1 goal

Davide Astori (Italy) -  1 goal

Giorgio Chiellini (Italy) -  1 goal

Daniele De Rossi (Italy) -  1 goal

Alessandro Diamanti (Italy) -  1 goal

Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy) -  1 goal

Sebastian Giovinco (Italy) -  1 goal

Andrea Pirlo (Italy) -  1 goal

Keisuke Honda (Japan) -  1 goal

Shinji Kagawa (Japan) -  1 goal

Uwa Echiejile (Nigeria) -  1 goal

Jon Obi Mikel (Nigeria) -  1 goal

Juan Mata (Spain) -  1 goal

Pedro (Spain) -  1 goal

Roberto Soldado (Spain) -  1 goal

Jonathan Tehau (Tahiti) -  1 goal

Diego Forlan (Uruguay) -  1 goal

Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay) -  1 goal

Diego Lugano (Uruguay) -  1 goal

Diego Perez (Uruguay) -  1 goal



OWN GOALS:-


Atsuto Uchida (Japan) vs Italy 

Jonathan Tehau (Tahiti) vs Nigeria

Nicolas Vallar (Tahiti) vs Nigeria



GOAL OF THE TOURNAMENT CONTENDERS:- 


Neymar (Group A -  Brazil 3-0 Japan)
Saturday 15th June  


Andrea Pirlo (Group A -  Mexico 1-2 Italy)
Sunday 16th June 


Luis Suarez (Group B -  Spain 2-1 Uruguay)
Sunday 16th June 


Neymar (Group A -  Brazil 2-0 Mexico)
Wednesday 19th June 


Shinji Kagawa (Group A -  Italy 4-3 Japan)
Wednesday 19th June 


Diego Forlan (Group B -  Nigeria 1-2 Uruguay)
Thursday 20th June 


Emanuele Giaccherini (Group A -  Italy 2-4 Brazil)
Saturday 22nd June 


Neymar (Group A -  Italy 2-4 Brazil)
Saturday 22nd June 


Jordi Alba 2nd goal (Group B -  Nigeria 0-3 Spain)
Sunday 23rd June 


Alessandro Diamanti (Third Place Play-Off -  Uruguay 2-2 Italy)
Sunday 30th June 


Edison Cavani 2nd goal (Third Place Play-Off -  Uruguay 2-2 Italy)
Sunday 30th June 



STADIUMS:-



Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador, Brazil)


 


Estadio Mineirao (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) 


 


Estadio Castelao (Fortaleza, Brazil) 


 


Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil) 


 


Estadio Nacional (Brasilia, Brazil)


 


Maracana Stadium (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) 


 

REFEREES:-


EUROPEAN
        Howard Webb MBE (England)                  

Age:  41           FIFA referee since 2005          Select Group Premier League referee since 2003         Career highlights:  2006 Community Shield, 2007 League Cup Final, Euro 2008, 2009 FA Cup Final, 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2010 Champions League Final, 2010 World Cup Final, Euro 2012 Quarter-Final     Other occupation:  Police sergeant (South Yorkshire Police)


Matches at Tournament:
    Wednesday 19th June          Group A         Brazil (Neymar 9, Jo 90+3) 2-0 Mexico           Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

                                         Bookings:  5 (Brazil - Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, Mexico -  Francisco Rodriguez, Andres Guardado, Hector Herrera) 


                                         Fourth Official        Saturday 22nd June        Group A          Japan 1-2 Mexico            Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

 

                                         Thursday 27th June         Semi-Final        Spain 0-0 Italy AET (Spain win 7-6 on penalties)        Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

                                         Bookings:  2 (Spain - Gerard Pique, Italy - De Rossi) 



EUROPEAN
         Pedro Proenca (Portugal)   

Age:  42           FIFA referee since 2003          Portuguese Liga referee since 1998         Career highlights:  2012 Champions League Final, Euro 2012 Final        Other occupation:  Financial advisor 


Matches at Tournament:
     Saturday 15th June          Group A         Brazil (Neymar 3, Paulinho 48, Jo 90+3) 3-0 Japan        Estadio Nacional, Brasilia

                                         Bookings:  1 (Japan - Makoto Hasebe)     


                                         Fourth Official        Thursday 20th June         Group B             Nigeria 1-2 Uruguay                  Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 


                                         Sunday 23rd June            Group B         Uruguay (Hernandez 2, 24, 45+1, 67 pen, Perez 27, Scotti 49 missed pen, Lodeiro
                                         61, Suarez 82, 90) 8-0 Tahiti              Arena Pernambuco, Recife

                                         Bookings:  5 (Uruguay -  Andres Scotti, Diego Perez, Tahiti - Nicolas Vallar, Teheivarii Ludivion, Steevy Chong Hue)

                                         Red Cards:  2 (Uruguay -  Andres Scotti, Tahiti -  Teheivarii Ludivion)            Penalties:  2 


                                         Fourth Official        Thursday 27th June        Semi-Final          Spain 0-0 Italy AET                   Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
                                                                                                                                  (Spain win 7-6 on penalties) 



EUROPEAN
         Felix Brych (Germany) 

Age:  37           FIFA referee since 2007          Bundesliga referee since 2007         Career highlights:  2011-12 Champions League Semi-Final, 2012 London Olympic Games      Other occupation:  Lawyer 


Matches at Tournament:
      Fourth Official        Saturday 15th June        Group A          Brazil 3-0 Japan             Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 


                                         Fourth Official        Thursday 20th June        Group B          Spain 10-0 Tahiti            Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro  


                                         Saturday 22nd June     Group A    Japan (Okazaki 86) 1-2 Mexico (Hernandez 54, 66, 88 missed pen)      Estadio Mineirao,
                                         Belo Horizonte

                                         Bookings:  2 (Japan - Hiroki Sakai, Mexico - Guillermo Ochoa)          Penalties:  1 


                                         Fourth Official          Sunday 30th June           Final             Brazil 3-0 Spain             Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro  



EUROPEAN
         Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands) 

Age:  40           FIFA referee since 2006          Dutch Eredivisie referee since 2004         Career highlights:  2011 UEFA Super Cup, Euro 2012, 2013 Europa League Final         Other occupation:  Business Administrator 


Matches at Tournament:
      Fourth Official        Sunday 16th June        Group B          Spain 2-1 Uruguay             Arena Pernambuco, Recife 


                                         Thursday 20th June      Group B      Nigeria (Mikel 37) 1-2 Uruguay (Lugano 20, Forlan 51)       Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

                                         Bookings:  4 (Nigeria -  Michael Babatunde, Joseph Akpala, Uruguay -  Diego Lugano, Sebastian Coates) 


                                         Sunday 30th June        Final      Brazil (Fred 2, 47, Neymar 44) 3-0 Spain (Sergio Ramos 55 missed pen, Pique 67 s/off)        
                                         Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

                                         Bookings:  2 (Spain -  Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos)        

                                         Red cards:  1 (Spain -  Gerard Pique)                                   Penalties:  1 



ASIAN
                 Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) 

Age:  35           FIFA referee since 2003          Uzbek league referee since 2000         Career highlights:  2008 FIFA Club World Cup Final, 2010 FIFA World Cup (Five matches including quarter-final and semi-final), 2011 Asian Cup Final, 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup Final         Other occupation:  None specified 


Matches at Tournament:
      Fourth Official        Monday 17th June        Group B          Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria             Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte  


                                         Saturday 22nd June          Group A           Italy (Giaccherini 51, Chiellini 71) 2-4 Brazil (Dante 45+1, Neymar 55, Fred 66,
                                          89)         Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 

                                         Bookings:  4 (Italy -  Claudio Marchisio, Brazil -  David Luiz, Luis Gustavo, Neymar)        



ASIAN
                 Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) 

Age:  41           FIFA referee since 2004          Japanese League Division 1 referee since 1999         Career highlights:  2008 African Cup of Nations Final, 2010 World Cup, 2010 FIFA Club World Cup Final, 2011 Asian Cup, 2012 London Olympic Games        Other occupation:  None specified 


Matches at Tournament:
     Sunday 16th June      Group B      Spain (Lugano 20 og, Soldado 32) 2-1 Uruguay (Suarez 88)     Arena Pernambuco, Recife

                                         Bookings:  4 (Spain -  Alvaro Arbeloa, Gerard Pique, Uruguay -  Diego Lugano, Edison Cavani) 


                                         Fourth Official        Saturday 22nd June        Group A          Italy 2-4 Brazil             Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador 


                                         Fourth Official         Sunday 30th June        Third Place Play-Off Match        Uruguay 2-2 Italy (Italy win 3-2 on penalties)            
                                         Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador  
 



AFRICAN
             Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria)

Age:  42           FIFA referee since 2004          Algerian Ligue 1 referee since 2001         Career highlights:  2008 African Cup of Nations, 2011 FIFA U20s World Cup, 2013 African Cup of Nations Final         Other occupation:  None specified 


Matches at Tournament:
      Fourth Official        Sunday 16th June        Group A          Mexico 1-2 Italy             Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro  


                                         Thursday 20th June           Group B          Spain (Torres 5, 33, 57, 77 missed pen, 78, Silva 31, 89, Villa 39, 49, 64, Mata
                                         66) 10-0 Tahiti            Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro 

                                         Bookings:  1 (Spain -  Javi Martinez)              Penalties:  1 


                                         Fourth Official        Sunday 23rd June        Group B          Uruguay 8-0 Tahiti                Arena Pernambuco, Recife 


                                         Sunday 30th June           Third Place Play-Off Match          Uruguay (Cavani 58, 78) 2-2 Italy (Astori 24, Diamanti 73)   (Italy
                                         win 3-2 on penalties)           Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador  

                                         Bookings:  4 (Uruguay -  Maxi Pereira, Luis Suarez, Italy -  Giorgio Chiellini, Riccardo Montolivo)   

                                         Red cards:  1 (Italy -  Riccardo Montolivo) 



CARRIBEAN
         Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) 

Age:  38           FIFA referee since 2001          San Salvadoran League referee since 1998         Career highlights:  2007 FIFA Under 20s World Cup, 2007 Concacaf Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup reserve official, 2011 FIFA Club World Cup semi-final, 2011 Concacaf Champions League Final, 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup Final          Other occupation:  None specified 


Matches at Tournament:
      Monday 17th June          Group B         Tahiti (J Tehau 54) 1-6 Nigeria (Vallar 5 og, Oduamadi 10, 26, 76, J Tehau 69 og,                                  
                                         Echiejile 80)           Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

                                         Bookings:  1 (Nigeria -  Kenneth Omeruo) 


                                         Fourth Official         Wednesday 19th June          Group A           Italy 4-3 Japan             Arena Pernambuco, Recife 


                                         Sunday 23rd June          Group B         Nigeria 0-3 Spain (Jordi Alba 3, 88, Torres 62)         Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza 

                                         Bookings:  None 


                                         Fourth Official         Wednesday 26th June        Semi-Final         Brazil 2-1 Uruguay        Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte 



S AMERICAN
        Diego Abal (Argentina)

Age:  41           FIFA referee since 2008          Argentine Primera Division referee since 2006         Career highlights:  2011 U17s World Cup in Mexico, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers         Other occupation:  Physical Education Teacher 


Matches at Tournament:
     Wednesday 19th June          Group A         Italy (De Rossi 41, Uchida 50 og, Balotelli 53 pen, Giovinco 86) 4-3 Japan (Honda      
                                        21 pen, Kagawa 33, Okazaki 69)           Arena Pernambuco, Recife 

                                         Bookings:  4 (Italy -  Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi, Japan -  Yasuyuki Konno, Makoto Hasebe) 


                                         Fourth Official           Sunday 23rd June           Group B            Nigeria 0-3 Spain          Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza



S AMERICAN
        Enrique Osses (Chile) 

Age:  39           FIFA referee since 2005          Chilean Primera Division referee since 2003         Career highlights:  2009 South American Youth Championships, 2011 Copa America Final, 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers         Other occupation:  Estate Agent 


Matches at Tournament:
      Sunday 16th June          Group A         Mexico (Hernandez 34 pen) 1-2 Italy (Pirlo 27, Balotelli 78)        Maracana Stadium,
                                         Rio De Janeiro

                                         Bookings:  5 (Mexico -  Hector Moreno, Giovani Dos Santos, Italy -  Andrea Barzagli, Daniele De Rossi, Mario Balotelli)

                                         Penalties:  1


                                         Fourth Official           Wednesday 19th June           Group A            Brazil 2-0 Mexico          Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza


                                         Wednesday 26th June          Semi-Final          Brazil (Fred 41, Paulinho 86) 2-1 Uruguay (Forlan 13 missed pen, Cavani 48)        
                                         Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

                                         Bookings:  5 (Brazil -  David Luiz, Marcelo, Luis Gustavo, Uruguay -  Alvaro Gonzalez, Edison Cavani)

                                         Penalties:  1



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