2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup Final

Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, alongside along with his assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti, will officiate the Final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ between France and Croatia on Sunday on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Pitana, a 43-year-outdated bodily training trainer, has already refereed 4 matches at Russia 2018, taking cost of Russia v Saudi Arabia (Opening Game) and Mexico v Sweden within the group levels, the Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark, in addition to the quarter-last between Uruguay and France.

Pitana has been a world referee since 2010. He is the second Argentinian referee to take part in two World Cups after Norberto Coerezza, who oversaw two video games in 1970 and one in 1978. After Horacio Elizondo in 2006, he turns into the second Argentinian referee to officiate a World Cup Final.

Pitana is one in every of South America’s most skilled referees and in addition has enjoying expertise at youth stage. Three video games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a name-up the next yr for the World Cup in Brazil, the place Pitana supervised 4 fixtures, together with France v Germany within the quarter-finals. In 2015, he was known as up for his first, and up to now solely, Copa America, as well as to dealing with River Plate v Huracan within the last of the Supercopa Argentina.

Pitana returned to Brazil in 2016 for the Olympic Football Tournament, the place he was the person within the center for the semi-last between Germany and Nigeria. In 2017 he took cost of the Confederations Cup semi-last between Germany and Mexico.

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