NEWS
Thursday July 12 2018
Pitana ref for World Cup Final

Argentina’s Nestor Pitana has been named as the referee for the 2018 World Cup Final between France and Croatia.

The big game is in Moscow on Sunday afternoon and is the first for Croatia, while only the third in the history of Les Bleus.

FIFA announced today that Pitana will officiate the showdown, aided by assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti, with Dutch Bjorn Kuipers as the fourth official.

The 43-year-old has overseen four games at the current World Cup, including Russia’s opening 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia, Croatia-Denmark in the Round of 16 and France’s 2-0 quarter-final victory over Uruguay.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s third place play-off will be officiated by Iranian referee Alireza Faghani.

Reza Sokhandan and Mohammed Mansouri are the assistants, with Malang Diedhiou of Senegal as the fourth official.

That match will be between Belgium and England.

Argentina’s Nestor Pitana has been named as the referee for the 2018 World Cup Final between France and Croatia.

The big game is in Moscow on Sunday afternoon and is the first for Croatia, while only the third in the history of Les Bleus.

FIFA announced today that Pitana will officiate the showdown, aided by assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti, with Dutch Bjorn Kuipers as the fourth official.

The 43-year-old has overseen four games at the current World Cup, including Russia’s opening 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia, Croatia-Denmark in the Round of 16 and France’s 2-0 quarter-final victory over Uruguay.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s third place play-off will be officiated by Iranian referee Alireza Faghani.

Reza Sokhandan and Mohammed Mansouri are the assistants, with Malang Diedhiou of Senegal as the fourth official.

That match will be between Belgium and England.

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