FIFA announcing the match official for the World Cup 3rd place game, Brazil vs Netherlands on Saturday 12 July 2014 at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil at 17:00. It is Referee Djamel Haimoudi from Algeria to direct the game.
Djamel Haimoudi will become the first CAF referee to officiate a third place match of a FIFA World Cup™.
Background Referee Djamel Haimoudi
- Haimoudi officiated in this World Cup the group-stage matches Australia v. Netherlands and Costa Rica v. England as well as Belgium v. USA in the Round of 16.
- Haimoudi oversaw two matches in last year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and he was selected for the FIFA Club World Cup 2012 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2011
- Haimoudi also has notable experience in his confederation CAF taking charge of three editions of the Africa Cup of Nations – in 2008, 2012 and 2013.
- At the end of the most recent edition, he refereed Nigeria-Burkina Faso in the final.
- Haimoudi directed four more important final matches, including the deciders for the CAF Champions League 2008, 2012 and 2013 and the CAF Super Cup 2008.
Video… getting to know Referee Djamel Haimoudi