At its meeting of July 23, the FIFA Referee's Committee appointed the referee and assistant referees for the opening game of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Jalisco Stadium, Guadalajara.

Gilberto Alcala of Mexico will officiate the match between Brazil and Germany. The assistants will be Vladimir Bertiaga of Panama and Peter Kelly of Trinidad & Tobago.

The other match of the opening double-header, between New Zealand and USA, will be officiated by Ubaldo Aquino of Paraguay. Suresh Behari of Fiji and Domingo Pequenino of Mozambique will be the assistant referees.

The Committee further approved of the results of yesterday's fitnesstest also taking into account the high altitude and the fact that thereferees and assistants had only been in the country for a short while.

The next meeting of the Referee's Committee is scheduled for 31 July when theappointments for the last rounds of group matches will be announced.

Referees assignments for matches 1 to 8
Designación de los arbitros para los partidos 1 a 8

24.07.99 Guadalajara

12:00

Brazil

vs.

Germany
1: ALCALA Gilberto MEX
2: BERTIAGA Vladimir PAN
3: KELLY Peter TTO
4: HALL Brian USA

24.07.99 Guadalajara

14:30

New Zealand

vs.

USA
1: AQUINO Ubaldo PAR
2: BEHARI Suresh FIJ
3: PEQUENINO Domingo MOZ
4: CODJIA Coffie BEN

25.07.99 Mexico City

12:00

Bolivia

vs.

Egypt
1: FRISK Anders SWE
2: TRESACO G. Fernando ESP
3: HASSOUNEH Awni JOR
4: RAVEINO Massimo TAH

25.07.99 Mexico City

14:30

Mexico

vs.

Saudi Arabia
1: RUIZ ACOSTA Oscar COL
2: FIERRO Bomer ECU
3: NEIRA Manuel PER
4: KIM Young Joo KOR

27.07.99 Mexico City

18:00

Saudi Arabia

vs.

Bolivia
1: HALL Brian USA
2: BEHARI Suresh FIJ
3: TRESACO G. Fernando ESP
4: FRISK Anders SWE

27.07.99 Mexico City

20:30

Mexico

vs.

Egypt
1: KIM Young Joo KOR
2: NEIRA Manuel PER
3: FIERRO Bomer ECU
4: RUIZ ACOSTA Oscar COL

28.07.99 Guadalajara

18:00

Germany

vs.

New Zealand
1: CODJIA Coffie BEN
2: KELLY Peter TTO
3: BERTIAGA Vladimir PAN
4: AQUINO Ubaldo PAR

28.07.99 Guadalajara

20:30

Brazil

vs.

USA
1: RAVEINO Massimo TAH
2: PEQUENINO Domingo MOZ
3: HASSOUNEH Awni JOR
4: ALCALA Gilberto MEX

1: Referee /árbitro
2/3: Assistant Referees /asistentes
4: Fourth Referee / cuarto árbitro