The Bureau of the FIFA Referees’ Committee has appointed the referees and referee’s assistants for the semifinals and the finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003.

Valentin Ivanov of Russia will referee the Final at the Stade de France on 29 June. The 42-year old teacher from Moscow was recently in charge of one of the two UEFA Champions League semifinal clashes between Inter and AC Milan. Ivanov’s interesting FIFA record includes assignments as a referee assistant at the FIFA World Cup™ USA 1994 and the FIFA Under-17 World Championship 1993 in Japan.

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

Match Match Date Venue City
CMR - COL 26.06.2003 LYONS
13 Referee MERK Markus (GER)
Assistant Referee 1 JANUARIO Paulo (POR)
Assistant Referee 2 SILVA CARDINAL Jose Manuel (POR)
Fourth Official SHIELD Mark (AUS)
FRA - TUR 26.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
14 Referee LARRIONDA Jorge (URU)
Assistant Referee 1 CRESCI Fernando (URU)
Assistant Referee 2 RIAL Walter (URU)
Fourth Official AMARILLA Carlos (PAR)
L13 v L14 28.06.2003 ST. ETIENNE
15 Referee SHIELD Mark (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1 OULIARIS Jim (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2 CANO Nelson (PAR)
Fourth Official LARRIONDA Jorge (URU)
W13 v W14 29.06.2003 PARIS/ST. DENIS
16 Referee IVANOV Valentin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1 KRASYUK Gennady (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2 DUPANOV Yuri (BLR)
Fourth Official AMARILLA Carlos (PAR)