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List Of Referees / Officials Appointed For FIFA Confederations Cup 2017

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.

Fifa Confederations Cup 2017 Referees

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
Irmatov Ravshan
Faghani Alireza IRN 21/03/1978 Sokhandan Reza, Mansouri Mohammadreza
CAF Gassama Bakary GAM 10/02/1979 Birumushahu Jean Claude,
Range Marwa
Diedhiou Malang
CONCACAF Geiger Mark William USA 25/08/1974 Fletcher Joe,
Morgante Charles Justin
Marrufo Jair
CONMEBOL Pitana Nestor ARG 17/06/1975 Maidana Hernan,
Belatti Juan Pablo
Caceres Enrique
Roldan Wilmar COL 24/01/1980 Guzman Alexander,
De La Cruz Cristian
Ricci Sandro
UEFA Mazic Milorad SRB 23/03/1973 Ristic Milovan,
Djurdjevic Dalibor
Hategan Ovidiu
Rocchi Gianluca ITA 25/08/1973 Di Liberatore Elnito,
Tonolini Mauro
Dias Artur
Skomina Damir SVN 05/05/1976 Praprotnik Jure,
Vukan Robert
Turpin Clement

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.

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