"I don't think the referee is there to talk, he is there to referee. I'm not getting involved in a little game about the refs."
-- Belgium coach Marc Wilmots, playing down the significance of the appointment of Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi for the USA-Belgium game. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann had said he was concerned that a French-speaking referee could speak with Belgium's French-speaking players. (Reuters)