[HEXAGONAL COUNTDOWN] Joel Campbell
got off with a reprimand for duping the Mexican refereeing crew into issuing Matt Besler
a yellow card in the Costa Rica-USA qualifier (Video: @5:38
) that kept the Sporting Kansas City
defender out of the USA-Mexico game.
The FIFA disciplinary committee slapped the Costa Rican federation with a $11,000 fine for crowd problems -- included whistling the U.S. national
anthem -- but did not order the Ticos to play their final qualifier against Mexico at the Estadio Nacional behind closed doors.
But that match will have a new referee as designee,
Surinamese official Enrico Winjgaarde
, pulled out for "personal reasons."
Winjgaarde and his assistant, Ramon
, will be replaced by Guatemalan referee Walter Lopez
in the middle, and his brother, Gerson Lopez
one of the assistants.