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World Cup: Controversial refs cut from World Cup list

June 29, 2010 |  1:39 pm

World-cup-logo_200 Four referees who have been involved in some high-profile controversial calls (or non-calls) during the 2010 World Cup have been left off the list of referees for the rest of the tournament:

-- Uruguay's Jorge Larrionda, who failed to see an England shot cross the line in a 4-1 loss to Germany;

-- Italy's Roberto Rosetti, who awarded a goal to Argentina's Carlos Tevez against Mexico when Tevez was offside;

-- Mali's Koman Coulibaly, who disallowed a third United States goal in a 2-2 draw with Slovenia;

-- France's Stephane Lannoy, who harshly sent off Brazil's Kaka for a second yellow after Ivory Coast's Kader Keita ran into him while going for the ball.

FIFA announced the cuts Tuesday without giving reasons.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.