FIFA [Football Internationale de Football Association] has announced the main officials of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017. The Governing body has appointed 36 match officials from six confederations. In the preparations of referees, the candidates have been under the guidance of chairman of FIFA Referees Committee Pierluigi Collina and FIFA Head of Refereeing, Massimo Busacca. The competition is just one and half moth away, so the preparations have taken next step.
List of FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Referees
During the official announcement of officials, the Refereeing chairman Pierluigi Collina said “These officials are all potential candidates for next year’s flagship Football event in Russia, and a high profile tournament like the FIFA Confederations Cup is key to their preparation. We are convinced that they will deliver the quality we strive for.”
|Confederation||Referees||Association||DOB||Asst. Referees||Video Assistant|
|AFC||Al Mirdasi Fahad||KSA||16/08/1985||Alshalwai Abdulah,
Al Abakry Mohammed
|Faghani Alireza||IRN||21/03/1978||Sokhandan Reza, Mansouri Mohammadreza|
|CAF||Gassama Bakary||GAM||10/02/1979||Birumushahu Jean Claude,
|CONCACAF||Geiger Mark William||USA||25/08/1974||Fletcher Joe,
Morgante Charles Justin
|CONMEBOL||Pitana Nestor||ARG||17/06/1975||Maidana Hernan,
Belatti Juan Pablo
|Roldan Wilmar||COL||24/01/1980||Guzman Alexander,
De La Cruz Cristian
|UEFA||Mazic Milorad||SRB||23/03/1973||Ristic Milovan,
|Rocchi Gianluca||ITA||25/08/1973||Di Liberatore Elnito,
|Skomina Damir||SVN||05/05/1976||Praprotnik Jure,
These officials will take part in pre-tournament theoretical and practical training sessions that will be organized by FIFA Refereeing Department. Massimo Busacca, the FIFA Head of Refereeing said
“We prepare like a football team, just like players do, paying special attention to uniformity and consistency, fair play, protecting players and the tactical approach. Everything must come together now in this very important competition, which has some of the best players and a world-class line-up of teams.”
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“We will work mainly on the tactical and technical aspects. This very important preparation is needed so that we can anticipate and prevent any possible issues, with one of our main goals being to ensure that we are in the right place at the right time.”
The officials can opt for Goal Line Technology [GLT] as well as Video Assistant Referee [VAR] in the Confederations Cup 2017. VAR will made debut in this tournament. However, lots some top European Football Leagues have showed interest in using the technology.
All teams of Confederations Cup 2017 have qualified for the finals and the tournament is set to begin from 17th June in Russia. This time, Three teams have qualified for the competition. Don’t forget to see fixtures of Confd. Cup 2017 in Indian time.