BBC Sport - World Cup 2014: Brazil v Croatia referee was 'embarrassing'
Croatia angry at 'embarrassing' referee
- From the section 2014 Fifa World Cup
The Japanese official caused consternation in the Croatian team after ruling that Dejan Lovren had pulled down striker Fred with 20 minutes remaining, with Neymar converting the resulting penalty to hand the advantage to the hosts.
The Lokomotiv Moscow defender's opinion was backed up by his coach, Niko Kovac, who told journalists after the game: "If you continue like this, you will have 100 penalties during the World Cup....the referee was completely out of his depth".
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