(Follow Brooks on Twitter for live, 24/7 updates)
Today FIFA finally officially responded to the matter, if not indirectly, by not assigning Coulibaly to the next round of World Cup matches. (Matches 33-40.)
The referee for the U.S.-Algeria match on Tuesday is Belgian Frank De Bleeckere.
Unlike Coulibaly, who is officiating his first World Cup, De Bleeckere is a veteran referee who has officiated some of the world’s most important matches in recent years. Read more…