Gilles Veissiere of France is to referee the opening match of the FIFA World Youth Championship for the Coca-Cola Cup.

The assistant referees at the match between Malaysia and Morocco in the Shah Alam Stadium on Monday evening (9 p.m.) will be Claudio Rossi (Argentina) and Tawfig Karram (Syria), with Ubaldo Aquino Valenzano (Paraguay) as the fourth official.

The FIFA Referees’ Committee has appointed the match officials for the first 24 matches of the tournament.

Earlier on Sunday, all 16 referees and 24 assistant referees successfully passed the fitness test at the Shah Alam Stadium, part of which was to cover the distance of 2,700 metres in less than 12 minutes.