Former FIFA World Cup referee Marco Rodriguez set to take over as head coach of Spanish third-division side Salamanca

Rodriguez, who also has Spanish citizenship, had already officiated in two other World Cups — 2006 and 2010. He also used to work as a soccer commentator in Mexico

The Associated Press August 20, 2019 21:56:14 IST
Former FIFA World Cup referee Marco Rodriguez set to take over as head coach of Spanish third-division side Salamanca
  • Former referee Marco Rodriguez, a Mexican who officiated Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, is set to take over as coach of third-division Spanish club Salamanca

  • In addition to the Brazil-Germany semi-final match, Rodriguez also officiated the Uruguay-Italy group game in which Luis Suárez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini

  • Rodriguez, who also has Spanish citizenship, had already officiated in two other World Cups — 2006 and 2010. He also used to work as a soccer commentator in Mexico

Madrid: Former referee Marco Rodriguez, a Mexican who officiated Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, is set to take over as coach of third-division Spanish club Salamanca.

Former FIFA World Cup referee Marco Rodriguez set to take over as head coach of Spanish thirddivision side Salamanca

Marco Rodriguez pictured during the 2014 World Cup match between Germany and Brazil. Reuters

It will be Rodriguez's first coaching job since retiring as a referee after the World Cup in Brazil.

In addition to the Brazil-Germany semi-final match, Rodriguez also officiated the Uruguay-Italy group game in which Luis Suárez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Rodriguez, who also has Spanish citizenship, had already officiated in two other World Cups — 2006 and 2010. He also used to work as a soccer commentator in Mexico.

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