sport news American referee Mark Geiger to take charge of England's showdown with Colombia

American referee Mark Geiger - who was accused of asking Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt - to take charge of England's showdown with Colombia 43-year-old from New Jersey has been appointed to officiate crucial game    Sources close to him deny he asked for Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt in earlier game Mark Geiger took charge when South Korea knocked Germany out of World Cup 

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 15:04 BST, 1 July 2018 | Updated: 15:04 BST, 1 July 2018

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American official Mark Geiger will referee England's last-16 World Cup match against Colombia.

The 43-year-old from New Jersey's appointment was announced by FIFA on Sunday afternoon.

He made headlines earlier in the tournament after being accused by Nordin Amrabat of asking Cristiano Ronaldo

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