Carlos Alberto Batres González (born April 2, 1968 in Guatemala City) is a Guatemalan football referee. He has refereed FIFA World Cup qualification and final tournament matches, and at Olympic tournaments.
He officiated at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, presiding over the Group A match between Denmark and Senegal and the second round match between Germany and Paraguay. He was also preselected as a referee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
On June 20, 2010, he refereed the match between Italy and New Zealand, which ended in a 1-1 draw. New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert commented "some of the decisions were strange", and captain Ryan Nelsen also said the penalty kick he awarded to the Italians as "ridiculous". However, Italian coach Marcello Lippi contended that many of his players were elbowed during the match. In spite of the partisan complaints, Batres was retained for the later stages of the tournament.
World Cup matches officiated
|Tournament||Date||Venue||Round||Team 1||Result||Team 2|
|2002||June 6, 2002||Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu||First Round||Denmark||1 – 1||Senegal|
|2002||June 15, 2002||Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo||Round of 16||Germany||1 – 0||Paraguay|
|2010||June 13, 2010||Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane||First Round||Algeria||0 – 1||Slovenia|
|2010||June 20, 2010||Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit||First Round||Italy||1 – 1||New Zealand|
|2010||July 3, 2010||Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg||Quarterfinals||Paraguay||0 – 1||Spain|
- "Carlos Batres: Serio y de pocas bromas". Diez.hn. 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2009-05-13.[dead link]
- List of prospective 2010 FIFA World Cup referees
- "Algeria-Slovenia". fifa.com. 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
- "Murió madre de árbitro Carlos Batres". nacion.com. 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "World Cup 2010: New Zealand question Italy penalty". bbcnews.com. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- "New Zealand captain slams referee". Yahoo! Sports FIFA 2010 World Cup Coverage. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-06-22.
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