Mexico’s Marco Rodriguez to referee Brazil-Germany semifinal

Marco Antonio Rodriguez will officiate Brazil's World Cup semifinal match vs. Germany on Tuesday.

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RIO DE JANEIRO —

The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil’s World Cup semifinal against Germany.

FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including Uruguay’s 1-0 win against Italy on June 24.

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Suarez’s bite of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder went unseen and unpunished by the Mexican match officials. FIFA later banned Suarez for nine international matches and four months from all football activity. He has appealed.

Earlier, Rodriquez showed Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio a red card for a serious foul.

FIFA says Mark Geiger of the United States will be fourth official for the match. He was also fourth official for Uruguay vs. Italy.