Peter Prendergast (referee)
Jamaican football referee
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Peter Prendergast (born September 23, 1963) is a football referee from Jamaica. A FIFA referee since January 1, 1994, his first international match was USA against Ireland, on June 9, 1996. Since then he has refereed many matches in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and the Confederations Cup. Prendergast also refereed Costa Rica - United States (2-1) in the qualification stages for the same World Cup.
At the World Cup 2002, Prendergast made the scandalous erratic call during Belgium - Brazil to not acknowledge a goal made by Marc Wilmots. After this controversial decision, he was sent home by FIFA. Reportedly, Prendergast went on holiday to Rio de Janeiro instead, paid by the Brazilian football association.
Prendergast is bilingual, able to speak Spanish as well as his native English.
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