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World Football

10 referees and assistant-referees to stay until the end of the tournament

FIFA Referee's Committee has released today the names of the five referees and five assistant-referees (see list below) to stay until the end of the competition.

The choice was made upon three criteria :

  • quality of officiating

names of semi-finalists (a referee belonging to the same country as a semi-finalist cannot officiate for the last four games)

equity among FIFA confederations

The referees' appointment for the semi-finals will be announced later on.

* REFEREES *

AFC
Mayumi Oiwa (JPN)

CONCACAF
Dianne T. Ferreira James (GUY)

UEFA
Anri Hänninen (FIN)
Cristina Ionescu (ROM)

OFC
Krystyna Szokolai (AUS)

* ASSISTANT REFEREES *

AFC
Liu Hongjuan (CHN)

CAF
Aquerebourou Ameoli (TOG)

CONCACAF
Maria Isabel Továr Díaz (MEX)

UEFA
Vibeke Larsen (NOR)
Katarzyna Nadolska (POL)