29 April 2017

Revealed referees for Russia

With exactly 50 days away from the first and preparatory major tournament in Russia this summer, FIFA yesterday revealed 36 names who will take care of the event as 'man in black / yellow'. From this competition they will have great help with the goal line technology system. These 'magnificent judges' are divided into 4 categories, and as for regions: Oceania gives one, 4 comes from CAF and CONCACAF confederations, Asia sends 7, CONMEBOL has 8, while 12 are Europeans.
Main referees are: Fahad al Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia), Alireza Faghani (IR Iran), Bakary Gassama (Gambia), Mark Geiger (United States of America), Nestor Pitana (Argentina), Wilmar Roldan (Colombia), Milorad Mazic (Serbia), Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) and Damir Skomina (Slovenia). Linesmen: Abdulah al Shalway and Mohammed al Abakry (Saudi Arabia), Reza Sokhandan and Mohammadreza Mansouri (IR Iran), Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi), Marwa Range (Kenya), Joe Fletcher (Canada), Charles Morgante (United States of America), Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina), Alexander Guzman and Cristian de la Cruz (Colombia), Milovan Ristic and Dalibor Djurdjevic (Serbia), Elenito di Liberatore and Mauro Tonolini (Italy), Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan (Slovenia). Controversial moments will be reviewed by video assistant referees: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan), Malang Diedhiou (Senegal), Jair Marrufo (United States of America), Enrique Caceres (Paraguay), Sandro Ricci (Brazil), Ovidiu Hategan (Romania), Artur Dias (Portugal), Clement Turpin (France). Abdelkader Zitouni (Tahiti) is the lone support referee for all 16 matches.


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