World Cup: FIFA Drops Referee Koman Coulibaly

There’s been much speculation as to the fate of African World Cup referee Koman Coulibaly after his blown call in the U.S.A.’s last match against Slovenia.

Koman Coulibaly Sacked By FIFA At World Cup

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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…