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Referee assignments for matches 63 and 64

The assignments for match for the third place and the final at the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Germany have been determined by the FIFA Referees Committee as follows:

Match No. 63 – GER v. POR - 08.07.2006 - STUTTGART (GER)

Referee - KAMIKAWA Toru (JPN)

Assistant Referee 1 - HIROSHIMA Yoshikazu (JPN)

Assistant Referee 2 - KIM Dae Young (KOR)

Fourth Official - CODJIA Coffi (BEN)

Fifth Official - NTAGUNGIRA Celestin (RWA)

Biographical details

Match No. 64 – ITA v. FRA - 09.07.2006 - BERLIN (GER)

Referee - ELIZONDO Horacio (ARG)

Assistant Referee 1 - GARCIA Dario (ARG)

Assistant Referee 2 - OTERO Rodolfo (ARG)

Fourth Official - MEDINA CANTALEJO Luis (ESP)

Fifth Official - GIRALDEZ CARRASCO Victoriano (ESP)

Biographical details

Horacio Elizondo is, after Benito Archundia (MEX), the second referee to officiate five games at a FIFA World Cup™ tournament.

Also, Elizondo is the first referee to be assigned to the opening game as well as to the final.

FIFA Communications Division

Frankfurt/Berlin, 6 July 2006