Mexican Rodriguez to ref Italy-Uruguay
Mexican referee Marco Rodriquez has been selected by FIFA to officiate the crucial clash between Italy and Uruguay, which will decide who progresses to the round of 16.
Italy, who would go through as runners-up to Costa Rica with a point in Natal on Tuesday, have been hit by news that midfielder Daniele De Rossi is almost certain to be ruled out with a muscle injury.
The group's other game, between Costa Rica and already-eliminated England in Natal, will be refereed by Djamel Haimoudi, of Algeria.
Tuesday's Group C game between leaders Colombia and Japan in Cuiaba will be officiated by Pedro Proenca of Portugal, while Ecuador's Carlos Vera takes charge of Ivory Coast vs. Greece in Fortaleza.