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CONCACAF president to review refereeing department

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 7:00 AM

MIAMI (AP):

CONCACAF's referee department will be reviewed following controversial decisions in the Gold Cup.

"The foundation of our game is fair play, and we must take the required steps to reinforce the importance of this principle," CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit said yesterday.

Panama and Costa Rica made requests to CONCACAF after each loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup knockout rounds with the help of a questionable penalty kick.

Panama players posed with a banner after their semi-final loss, calling CONCACAF "corruptos ladrones" (corrupt thieves), and Panamanian federation president Pedro Chaluja said, "we feel that that game was fixed."

The next day, Hawit announced American that referee Mark Geiger admitted he had made mistakes in the match.