FIFA World Cup 2014 – Quarter-finals (Matches 57-58)

The quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia will be officiated by Carlos Velasco from Spain. It will the third game in this competition for the 43-year-old Spaniard after the Uruguay-England and Bosnia-Iran group stage encounters. In the past, Velasco (photo) was in charge of two matches at UEFA Euro 2012 and the semi-final between Raja Casablanca and the Brazilian Copa Libertadores winner Atletico Mineiro at the FIFA Club World Cup 2013.
The referee for the France-Germany match will be Nestor Pitana. The international career for the 39-year-old Argentinian began in 2010, just three years after he made his refereeing debut in the Argentinian top league. In his confederation, CONMEBOL, he was in charge of the first-leg matches of the Recopa Sudamericana final 2012 and the Copa Libertadores decider in 2013. His first FIFA tournament was the U-17 World Cup 2013, where he refereed three games. At the 2014 FIFA World Cup, he officiated the Russia-Korea Republic, USA-Portugal and Honduras-Switzerland group-phase matches.

4 July 2014 
Brazil – Colombia
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernandez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Yuste Jimenez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Svein Moen (NOR)
Reserve AR: Kim Haglund (NOR)

France – Germany
Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Belatti (ARG)
Fourth Official: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Reserve AR: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)