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CONCACAF says referee admits errors in contentious semifinal

The president of CONCACAF said Saturday the referee acknowledged making mistakes during the contentious Gold Cup semifinal between Mexico and Panama. The regional soccer body did not say what those errors were. Mexico won 2-1 on Wednesday in Atlanta to reach Sunday's title game against Jamaica. Referee Mark Geiger "accepted that officiating errors had been made" and they "impacted the outcome," CONCACAF President Alfredo Hawit said in a statement. Hawit added that "such human errors are part of the game." Panama was incensed by two particular calls in the loss. First, Geiger issued a disputed red card to Luis Tejada in the 25th minute. Panama still...

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