FIFA has announced the referees for FIFA World Cup™ matches 12-14.

Nine days before his 38th birthday, Carlos Vera from Ecuador will referee Iran-Nigeria. Vera has been overseeing international matches since 2007 and has officiated at several CONMEBOL competitions, including the Copa America 2011 and the Copa Libertadores since 2008, as well as at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2012.

Germany against Portugal will be refereed by Milorad Mazic from Serbia. He is 41 years old and worked at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2013 and at several UEFA competitions.

Ghana-USA is the second match in Natal and will be covered by Jonas Eriksson, 40, from Sweden. He officiated two matches at UEFA EURO 2012 and the second leg of the CONMEBOL/AFC play-off between Uruguay and Jordan in November 2013.