The Mexican referee took charge of games in three World Cups, with his final match Germany's 7-1 humiliation of Brazil.
“I’m satisfied with the objectives obtained,” said Rodriguez in a press conference Wednesday. “It was a 25 year career; Brazil was where I showed what I’ve acquired in that time."
Rodriguez is a household name in Mexico after 17 years refereeing in the first division, as well as officiating at three World Cups.
The 41-year-old has long been viewed as a polemic ref in Mexico, from sending three Monterrey players off in the Apertura 2005 final against Toluca, to setting the record for the fastest red card in Copa Libertadores history, to pulling out two yellow cards and showing them to two different players at the same time in the Apertura 2011 final.
In the past World Cup, Rodriguez was criticized for not spotting Luis Suarez’s bite on Giorgio Chiellini in the Uruguay versus Italy group stage game, but was again in charge in Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in the semifinal.
Rodriguez picked up the nickname “Chiquidracula” earlier in his career due to his resemblance of a TV show character by that name, but asked it be changed to “Chiquimarco” because of religious reasons.
The referee recently took his coaching badges and said in the same press conference that he dreams of managing in the Liga MX.