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Suarez bite referee to officiate Brazil-Germany

FIFA has confirmed that Mexico’s Marco Rodriguez will oversee the semifinal clash Tuesday, with American referee Mark Geiger selected as the fourth official.

The referee who failed to notice Luis Suarez bite Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup has been chosen to officiate Brazil’s semifinal clash against Germany on Tuesday.

FIFA has confirmed that Mexico’s Marco Rodriguez will referee the match in Belo Horizonte, which will be his first knockout stage game at the tournament.

Rodriguez has so far been in charge of two matches in Brazil — including Uruguay’s narrow 1-0 group-stage win over Italy in Natal, which saw Oscar Tabarez’s men qualify for the last 16.

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The victory was overshadowed by Uruguay star Suarez biting Italian defender Chiellini in the shoulder. The incident, after going unseen and unpunished, resulted in FIFA handing the Liverpool striker a nine-match international ban and a four-month ban from all “football-related activity."

Earlier in the game, Rodriguez sent off Italy's Claudio Marchisio for a serious foul. 

The governing body also confirmed that American referee Mark Geiger — who was the fourth official for Uruguay’s win over Italy — will reprise the role for Brazil’s semifinal showdown against Germany.

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