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Referees and assistants announced for Copa America 2016

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The Copa America Centenario is just over a week away and a tournament cannot be played without referees (until they invent robot refs). The organizing committee for the tournament have announced the list of 53 referees and assistants from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL to officiate the special anniversary Copa America.

In total, seven officials from the USA were picked to take part in the tournament. The most notable name on the list is the much-maligned MLS referee, Mark Geiger. The American participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and has been involved with several controversial incidents that have scarred his reputation among soccer followers. Most notably was his handling of the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal between Mexico and Panama, which saw El Tri awarded a dubious late penalty in stoppage time.

He was also the referee who Jermaine Jones got into a bust up with that resulted in the USMNT veteran getting a six-match suspension last year.

The full list of officials are below:

CONMEBOL Referees

Country

CONMEBOL Assistant Referees

Country

LOUSTAU Patricio

Argentina

BRAILOVSKY Ezequiel

Argentina



SCIME Ariel

Argentina

VARGAS Gery

Bolivia

BUSTILLOS Javier

Bolivia



MONTAÑA Juan

Bolivia

LOPES Héber

Brazil

GIL Kleber

Brazil



BOSCHILIA Bruno

Brazil

BASCUÑAN Julio

Chile

ASTROZA Carlos

Chile



SCHIEMANN Christian

Chile

ROLDAN Wilmar

Colombia

GUZMAN Alexander

Colombia



NAVARRO Wilmar

Colombia

ZAMBRANO Roddy

Ecuador

VERA Luis

Ecuador



ROMEO Byron

Ecuador

CACERES Enrique

Paraguay

CARDOZO Eduardo

Paraguay



SALDIVAR Milciades

Paraguay

CARRILLO Victor

Peru

YUPANQUI Jorge

Peru



CARRERA Coty

Peru

CUNHA Andres

Uruguay

TARAN Nicolas

Uruguay



TRINIDAD Richard

Uruguay

ARGOTE José

Venezuela

MURILLO Luis

Venezuela



SANCHEZ Luis

Venezuela





Reserved Referees

Country

Reserved Assistant Referees

Country

SAMPAIO Wilton

Brazil

ROSSI Gustavo

Argentina

LAMOROUX Wilson

Colombia

GAONA Dario

Paraguay

FEDORCZUK Daniel

Uruguay

LEON Alexander John

Colombia

CONCACAF Referees

Country

CONCACAF Assistant Referees

Country

MONTERO Ricardo

Costa Rica

JARA Octavio

Costa Rica



MORA Juan

Costa Rica

MARTINEZ Yadel

Cuba

DOPICO Hiran

Cuba



RAMIREZ Christian

Honduras

AGUILAR Joel

El Salvador

ZUMBA Juan

El Salvador



TORRES William

El Salvador

GARCIA Roberto

Mexico

CAMARGO Jose Luis

Mexico



MORIN Alberto

Mexico

PITTI John

Panama

VICTORIA Gabriel

Panama



MORGANTE Charles

USA

GEIGER Mark

USA

FLETCHER Joseph

Canada



MANIKOWSKI Peter

USA

MARRUFO Jair

USA

ROCKWELL Corey

USA



PARKER Corey

USA

VILLAREAL Armando

USA