Uruguay's forward Luis Suarez (R) reacts past Mexican
referee Marco Antonio Rodriguez Moreno during a Group D football match
between Italy and Uruguay at the Dunas Arena in Natal during the 2014
FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014.
DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images
RIO DE JANEIRO - The referee who failed to see Luis Suarez bite an opponent has been picked to officiate Brazil's World Cup semifinal against Germany.
FIFA says on its website that Marco Rodriguez of Mexico will referee the match in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Rodriguez has handled two World Cup matches, including
Uruguay's 1-0 win against Italy on June 24.
Suarez's bite of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder went unseen and unpunished by the Mexican match officials. FIFA later
banned Suarez for nine international matches and four months from all football activity. He has appealed.
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez, during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal, Brazil on June 24, 2014
Earlier, Rodriquez showed Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio a red card for a serious foul.
FIFA says Mark Geiger of the United States will be fourth official for the match. He was also fourth official for Uruguay vs. Italy.
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