Uruguayan Cunha to referee France v Belgium semifinal | The Daily Star
04:20 AM, July 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:24 AM, July 10, 2018

Uruguayan Cunha to referee France v Belgium semifinal

Uruguayan Andres Cunha will referee the World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium at the St Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday evening, FIFA said on Monday.

Cunha has already officiated at two group stage matches at the tournament - France's victory over Australia and Spain's defeat of Iran.

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The 41-year-old gave France a penalty in the 2-1 win over Australia, the first time a spot kick had been awarded at a World Cup after reference to the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Cunha, who will be assisted on the touchline by compatriots Nicolas Taran and Mauricio Espinoza, booked three Australians, two Iranians and one Frenchman over his first two matches. 

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