Bennett sent home due to injury

After an injury prevented assistant referee Ravinesh Kumar (FIJ) to run the fitness test, another selected match official was forced to miss the 2014 World Cup. Daniel Bennett (RSA) suffered an injury during the training session on 3 June 2014 in Brazil. The medical team estimated that the recovery will take about 4 weeks, so FIFA decided to send him home. Bennett (photo) was appointed as a reserve referee in an African support duo along with the assistant Marwa Range (KEN). The South African referee was originally assigned fourth official duties. After Bennett was sent home, Range joined referee Norbert Hauata (TAH) in a new support duo, replacing Mark Rule (NZL), who was moved to the New Zealand trio, after Kumar’s injury.