England’s Howard Webb (photo) will officiate Brazil-Chile, to be played in Belo Horizonte. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where Webb was in charge of the final, the 42-year-old oversaw the identical encounter: Brazil’s 3-0 win over Chile in the Round of 16. Meanwhile at the 2014 FIFA World Cup he has already refereed the group-stage match Colombia-Cote d’Ivoire. Further highlights in his career were two FIFA Confederations Cups (2009 and 2013), two European Championships (2008 and 2012) and the 2012 UEFA Champions League final.
The second Round of 16 match, Colombia-Uruguay, will be overseen by 41-year-old Bjorn Kuipers from the Netherlands. So far in this competition, Kuipers has refereed the matches England-Italy and Switzerland-France. A few weeks before, he was in charge of the UEFA Champions League final, one of the six international deciders he has refereed in total - namely the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2013, Europa League 2013, UEFA Super Cup 2012, UEFA Euro U-21 Championship 2009 and the UEFA Euro U-17 Championship 2006.
Brazil – Chile
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren Cann (ENG)
Fourth Official: Felix Brych (GER)
Reserve AR: Mark Borsch (GER)
Referee Observer: Carlos Batres (GUA)
Colombia – Uruguay
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander Van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Svein Moen (NOR)
Reserve AR: Kim Haglund (NOR)