The Bureau of the FIFA Referees’ Committee has appointed the referees and referee’s assistants for the majority of the first 12 games of the FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003.

Coffi Codjia of Benin will referee New Zealand versus Japan on 18 June (6pm) at the Stade de France while Portugal’s Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista will referee the France versus Colombia game on the same day at the Stade Gerland in Lyons (9pm).

Here is the complete list of referees designated for the group phase:

MatchMatch DateVenue City
NZL – JPN 18.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
1 Referee CODJIA Coffi (BEN)
Assistant Referee 1 ADJOVI Hugues (BEN)
Assistant Referee 2 ADERODJOU Abodou (BEN)
Fourth Official SHIELD Mark (AUS)
FRA - COL 18.06.2003 LYONS
Assistant Referee 1 JANUARIO Paulo (POR)
Assistant Referee 2 SILVA CARDINAL Jose Manuel (POR)
Fourth Official BATRES Carlos (GUA)
TUR - USA 19.06.2003 ST. ETIENNE
3 Referee LARRIONDA Jorge (URU)
Assistant Referee 1 CRESCI Fernando (URU)
Assistant Referee 2 RIAL Walter (URU)
Fourth Official MORADI Masoud (IRN)
BRA - CMR 19.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
4 Referee IVANOV Valentin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1 KRASYUK Gennady (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2 DUPANOV Yuri (BLR)
Fourth Official AMARILLA Carlos (PAR)
COL - NZL 20.06.2003 LYONS
5 Referee BATRES Carlos (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1 RAMIREZ DIAZ Jose (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2 SALINAS Reynaldo (HON)
Fourth Official MERK Markus (GER)
FRA - JPN 20.06.2003 ST. ETIENNE
6 Referee SHIELD Mark (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1 OULIARIS Jim (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2 tba
Fourth Official MORADI Masoud (IRN)
CMR - TUR 21.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
7 Referee AMARILLA Carlos (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1 CANO Nelson (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2 BERNAL Manuel (PAR)
Fourth Official IVANOV Valentin (RUS)
BRA - USA 21.06.2003 LYONS
8 Referee tba
Assistant Referee 1 tba
Assistant Referee 2 tba
Fourth Official tba
FRA - NZL 22.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
9 Referee MORADI Masoud (IRN)
Assistant Referee 1 SAEED Mohamed (MDV)
Assistant Referee 2 HIROSHIMA Yoshikazu (JPN)
Fourth Official IVANOV Valentin (RUS)
JPN - COL 22.06.2003 ST. ETIENNE
10 Referee tba
Assistant Referee 1 tba
Assistant Referee 2 tba
Fourth Official tba
BRA - TUR 23.06.2003 ST. ETIENNE
11 Referee MERK Markus (GER)
Assistant Referee 1 tba
Assistant Referee 2 WIERZBOWSKI Maciej (POL)
Fourth Official LARRIONDA Jorge (URU)
USA - CMR 23.06.2003 LYONS
12 Referee tba
Assistant Referee 1 tba
Assistant Referee 2 tba
Fourth Official tba

In total, nine referees and 18 assistants will officiate during the event. The FIFA Confederations Cup 2003 will use teams of three officials throughout, five of which will be made up of members of the same nationality.