Injured Chilean referee to miss World Cup

Injured Chilean referee to miss World Cup

Published Jun. 8, 2010 6:51 p.m. ET

Chilean referee Pablo Pozo Quinteros and his two Chilean assistants will miss the World Cup because of an injury to Quinteros, FIFA said Tuesday.

Pozo Quinteros was due to referee the World Cup Group game between Algeria and Slovenia on Sunday.

FIFA said he would be replaced by referee Carlos Alberto Batres of Guatemala and assistants Leonel Leal of Costa Rica and Carlos Pastrana of Honduras.

World Cup referees operate in groups of three, usually from the same country, and if one leaves all three are obliged to be replaced.