FIFA World Cup is almost there and the craze is building up as the club competitions in europe reaches towards end of the season and FIFA has announced full list of Referee’s and their assistants for the big competition taking place in Brazil starting from 12 June 2014.
The final list of match officials include 25 referees and each of them will have two assistants. Referees come from all parts of the world and the number of officials from one region are almost same like the teams from that region, 9 out of 25 refs are from Europe while we have 5 from South America and 4 from Asia while Africa and CONCAF will have 3 ref representing while Oceana has one.
|NO#||Referee||Assistant 1||Assistant 2||Country|
|5||Noumandiez Doue||Ivory Coast|
|8||Joel Aguilar||El Salvador|
|9||Mark Geiger||United States|
|16||Peter O’Leary||New Zealand|
|25||Carlos V. Carballo
These 25 refs plus 8 reserve referees were selected after a very comprehensive programme and most of them are highly experienced and Howard Webb is going to the his 2nd stint at the FIFA World Cup. FIFA monitored pool of referees over the cource of last 1 years in domestic league and cup matches and they are selected on the basis of experience and their personality traits with quality being the most important factor according to FIFA.
Turkish Referee C. Kakir was involved in one of the biggest scandals last season in Champions League match between Real Madrid and Manchester United when he sent off Nani for a dangerous tackle which many believe it should not have been a sending off and that decision allowed Real madrid to get back into the matcha and ultimately beat United to reach next round.
Replays and Goal-Line Technology ?
FIFA has announced that the goal-line tech will be part of FIFA world Cup and the germany company “GoalControl GmbH” will provide the facilities during each and every world cup game. The same company provided their services and equipment duing the FIFA confed cup in 2013 and FIFA has passed the quality.