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What do you think of the quality of refereeing so far in the World Cup?

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His mother is a Serb.

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Totally crap. Look what happened to Germany last night, as well as the USA match. I have lost interest.

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The red cards in the Greece Nigeria and Germany Serbia game were ridiculous.

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I think that some of the officials for the cup are not judging the games in an unbiased manner as they are supposed to do. There have been several missed calls and calls made in error. Last nights call disallowing the third US goal had no basis at all. Instead there should have been interference called. This is a trend that has been happening for many games. Yellow cards straight from the beginning of the game, too many disallowed goals, including the one against South Africa in the opening game. I'll take the test to upgrade my officiating card and make the right calls!

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The "refereeing" sucks!

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USA was robbed.

Too many red cards.

I am Swiss, and two yellows were given to my homeboys without reason. Also,5 minutes of additional time were given at the end of the Swiss-Spain game. This is insane.

I don't think anything suspicious is going on. I just think refs and officials are not doing their job properly.

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It bites the big one! But then again, you have to understand that these referees are refereeing what anount to snoozefests, and therefore may either miss something or dream something.

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I'd be curious to hear how much a salary they get for refereeing? They're hired (and paid) by the WC organization, right? How much per match. Anybody know? $1,000, $10,000 more? Whatever it is, I think there should be professional ranked peope doing the calling, and not someone just picked out of the hat.

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I dont know too much about soccer, but I still think the USA could have beaten Slovenia,but I wish this dude from Malawi would explain why he did not allow this 3rd goal by the USA??

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Apparently FIFA has reviewed his game and his handling of the game as "poor", they will discuss it more on Monday. But it appears he might not be refereeing anymore FIFA games this time around. We'll see on Monday.

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The refereeing has been really bad. The FIFA needs to think of a better way to gather better, more competent referee officials for the next World Cup to prevent this kind of disaster from happening again. They should try something akin to a jury selection program.

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Germany and US got screwed. And refs keep giving gifts to Slovenia, just like in qualifying.

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unfotunately too many refs are making bad calls, unnecesary yellow/red cards, some getting yellow cards for hand balls that clearly werent intentional. One thing making it difficult on the refs however is there seems to be a lot of fouls commited, particularly tackles from the side & rear.........

hopefully after the opening round they wont just be weeding out the teams but the refs as well!

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Germany was screwed and everyone could see that. I think they need to bring in cameras like other sports so the refs can make fair calls.

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not a ref thing but time clocks need to change, when there is a stoppage in play/injury do the following STOP THE CLOCK, when play resumes re-start, pretty novel idea huh. Then none of this vague daft injury/extra time & when you hit the 45min make.............half/game over, what an idea!!

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It's good.

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