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Former Mexican referee to coach 3rd-division Spanish club

MADRID (AP) Former referee Marco Rodriguez, a Mexican who officiated Brazil's 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals, is set to take over as coach of third-division Spanish club Salamanca.

It will be Rodriguez's first coaching job since retiring as a referee after the World Cup in Brazil.

In addition to the Brazil-Germany semifinal match, Rodriguez also officiated the Uruguay-Italy group game in which Luis Suarez bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.

Rodriguez, who also has Spanish citizenship, had already officiated in two other World Cups - 2006 and 2010. He also used to work as a soccer commentator in Mexico.

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Updated August 20, 2019

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