Mexican referee Marco Antonio Rodriguez Moreno failed to see Luis Suarez bite Giorgio Chiellini during Italy and Uruguay's World Cup match. (AFP PHOTO / DANIEL GARCIA)
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The Mexican referee who missed Luis Suarez's bite in the World Cup had encouragement from Brazil but a warning from Germany on the eve of Tuesday's semi-final which he will also officiate.The official was following play elsewhere at the time so took no action, but FIFA gave Suarez a four-month ban from football and a nine-game suspension from playing for Uruguay -- the severest ever sanction at a World Cup.Brazil committed 31 fouls against Colombia but Spanish referee Carlos Velasco did not issue a first yellow card until the second half when 41 fouls had been made by both teams.Tuesday's referee Rodriguez needs to be tougher, Germany coach Joachim Loew told a news conference.
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