Match officials for Chile 2015 Match day 1 announced

The FIFA Referee Committee has confirmed the selection of match officials for the first match day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015, which will begin with four games on Saturday 17 October. The official Chile 2015 opener, the host country’s opening game against Croatia (Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos, 20.00 local time), will be officiated by Abdulrahman Al Jassim from Qatar. He will be assisted by his compatriots Tariq Al Marri and Saoud Almaqaleh, with the fourth official Malang Diedhiou hailing from Senegal.

*See below the full list of match official appointments for Match day 1: **Group A ***Nigeria – USA (17.00 Local Time, Santiago de Chile) **Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER) Assistant Referee 2: Markus Haecker (GER) Fourth Official: Martin Strombergsson (SWE)

Chile – Croatia (20.00 Local Time, Santiago de Chile) Referee: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (QAT) Assistant Referee 1: Taleb Al Marri (QAT) Assistant Referee 2: Saoud Almaqaleh (QAT) Fourth Official: Malang Diedhiou (SEN)

Group B England – Guinea (16.00 Local Time, Coquimbo) Referee: Roberto Tobar (CHI) Assistant Referee 1: Marcelo Barraza (CHI) Assistant Referee 2: Christian Schiemann (CHI) Fourth Official: Gery Vargas (BOL)

Brazil – Korea Republic (19.00 Local Time, Coquimbo) Referee: Ricardo Montero (CRC) Assistant Referee 1: Juan Mora (CRC) Assistant Referee 2: Warner Castro (CRC) Fourth Official: Oscar Reyna (GUA)

All referees and assistant referees are part of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 match officials panel, which was announced at the end of August 2015. The appointments of match officials for the coming match days of the FIFA World Cup 2015 Chile will be published at least 48 hours before each respective game on FIFA.com.