Referees for Games 1 and 2 of Quarterfinals
And, we’re off!
The two referees for the first quarterfinal games have been announced.
Nestor Pitana of Argentina (above) will take France and Germany, and Carlos Velasco Carballo of Spain will get Brazil and Colombia.
I’ve been especially impressed with Pitana in this tournament, so not a surprise to see him. Velasco has been solid, if not overly inspiring, but he’s a workhorse that FIFA can usually rely on so, again, not a big surprise.
Referee: Nestor Pitana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernan Maidana (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo Belatti (ARG)
Fourth Official: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Featured photo: Themba Hadebe, AP /AP