Pedro Proenca (photo), 43, will referee match 18 between Cameroon and Croatia. In 2012, Proenca was assigned to cover the finals of both the UEFA Euro and the UEFA Champions League. Last year, the Portuguese officiated two matches at the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Spain-Chile will be refereed by Mark Geiger. It will be second match for the 39-year-old in this competition after Colombia’s 3-0 victory against Greece. Geiger supervised his first international match in 2008 and was the man-in-the-middle for two finals in 2011: the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia and the CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
Djamel Haimoudi from Algeria will be in charge of Australia-Netherlands. He is 43 years old and the second referee from his country to participate in the World Cup after Belaid Lacarne in 1982. Haimoudi has officiated at three editions of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, in 2008, 2012 and 2013, including the final of last year’s edition. Moreover, the Algerian has worked at three FIFA competitions, namely the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013, the FIFA Club World Cup 2012, and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2011, as well as three finals in the CAF Champions League.
18 June 2014
Cameroon – Croatia
Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo (POR)
Fourth Official: Walter Lopez (GUA)
Reserve AR: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Spain – Chile
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Hurd (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
Fourth Official: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)
Reserve AR: Yaser Abdulla (BHR)
Australia – Netherlands
Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)
Assistant Referee 1: Rédouane Achik (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)
Fourth Official: Bakary Gassama (GAM)
Reserve AR: Evarist Menkouande (CMR)