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Webb, Kuipers to referee all-South America clashes

Europe to referee South America: Webb gets Brazil-Chile, Kuipers for Uruguay-Colombia
Posted on June 26, 2014 at 5:22 p.m.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — European referees will handle two all-South American matches on Saturday as the knockout stage gets underway at the World Cup.

FIFA has picked Howard Webb of England to referee Brazil vs. Chile in Belo Horizonte which opens the round of 16.

Webb handled the 2010 World Cup final.

FIFA says on its website that Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands will referee Uruguay vs. Colombia at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Kuipers refereed the Champions League final last month and the Confederations Cup final last year.

In this tournament, Webb previously handled Colombia’s 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.

Kuipers refereed Italy beating England 2-1 and France’s 5-1 win against Switzerland.




 In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 photo construction workers build a commercial complex in Springfield, Ill. The state jobless rate has dropped for four straight months and is at its lowest point since October 2008. Illinois has lagged the country as a whole in its recovery from recession, and the state's unemployment rate has been among the worst in the country for months. Thursday's report provides signs that Illinois may be starting to catch up. Construction companies added 3,500 jobs in June, an increase of 1.8 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Updated on July 20, 2014 at 11:14 a.m.
 Germany's Toni Kroos (18) rises above Argentina's Lionel Messi (10) to head the ball during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Updated on July 17, 2014 at 3:52 a.m.
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