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Referee assignments for matches 41-44

Referee assignments for matches 41-44

The assignments for matches 41, 42, 43 and 44 at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Germany have been determined by the FIFA Referees Committee as follows:

Match No. 41 - CZE v. ITA - 22.06.2006 - HAMBURG (GER)

Referee - ARCHUNDIA Benito (MEX)

Assistant Referee 1 - RAMIREZ Jose (MEX)

Assistant Referee 2 - VERGARA Hector (CAN)

Fourth Official - RUIZ Oscar (COL)

Fifth Official - NAVIA Jose (COL)

Match No. 42 - GHA v. USA - 22.06.2006 - NUREMBERG (GER)

Referee - MERK Markus (GER)

Assistant Referee 1 - SCHRAER Christian (GER)

Assistant Referee 2 - SALVER Jan-Hendrik (GER)

Fourth Official - KAMIKAWA Toru (JPN)

Fifth Official - HIROSHIMA Yoshikazu (JPN)

Match No. 43 - JPN v. BRA - 22.06.2006 - DORTMUND (GER)

Referee - POULAT Eric (FRA)

Assistant Referee 1 - DAGORNE Lionel (FRA)

Assistant Referee 2 - TEXIER Vincent (FRA)

Fourth Official - DAMON Jerome (RSA)

Fifth Official - MOLEFE Enock (RSA)

Match No. 44 - CRO v. AUS - 22.06.2006 - STUTTGART (GER)

Referee - POLL Graham (ENG)

Assistant Referee 1 - SHARP Philip (ENG)

Assistant Referee 2 - TURNER Glenn (ENG)

Fourth Official - STOTT Kevin (USA)

Fifth Official - BARKEY Gregory (USA)

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Frankfurt/Berlin, 20 June 2006