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World Cup 2014 : Aussie referee on World Cup debut dishes out cards like candies

Agencies  Recife, Brazil, June 30, 2014
First Published: 06:31 IST(30/6/2014) | Last Updated: 07:02 IST(30/6/2014)

Ben Williams sacrificed his salary as a teacher for six months so he could prepare for the World Cup. On Sunday, it paid off.

Williams became the first Australian referee to control a second-round match at a World Cup during the game between Costa Rica and Greece.

So the match provided a first for three countries - Costa Rica and Greece had never previously qualified for the knockout stages at the sport's marquee tournament.

Williams' debut will also be remembered because he handed out a shocking eight yellow cards including a second yellow/red card to Costa Rican defender Oscar Duarte. His day was capped off when he finally sent of the Greece Coach Fernando Santos after extra time.


1. 36' - A Samaris, Yellow Card (Costa Rica)
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2. 42' O Duarte, Yellow Card (Costa Rica)

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3. 48' Y Tejeda, Yellow Card (Costa Rica)
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4. 55' O Granados, Yellow Card (Costa Rica
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5. 67' - O Duarte, Second Yellow/Red Card
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6. 70' - B Ruiz, Yellow Card (Costa Rica)

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7. 73' - C Manolas, Yellow Card (Greece)

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8. 90' - K Navas, Yellow Card (Costa Rica)
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9. 120' - Ferenando Santos, Sent Off (Greece Coach)

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