October 26, 2011

FIFA Club World Cup 2011 - Referees



These are the referees whose FIFA Club World Cup 2011 appointments have been published.

FIFA always nominates six referees, one of each confederation + one supporting trio from the host nation/host confederation).

Referees and Assistant Referees ordered by confederations:

AFC:
Referee: Ravshan IRMATOV (Uzbekistan, 1977)
Assistant Referees: Abdukhamidullo RASULOV (Uzbekistan, 1976),

Bakhadyr KOCHKAROV (Kyrgyzstan, 1970)

+ a supporting trio:
Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA (Japan, 1972)
Assistant Referees: Toru SAGARA (Japan, 1976), Toshiyuki NAGI (Japan, 1971)

CAF:
Referee: Noumandiez DOUE (Côte d'Ivoire, 1970)
Assistant Referees: Songuifolo YEO (Côte d'Ivoire, 1970),

Djibril CAMARA (Senegal, 1983)


CONCACAF:
Referee: Joel AGUILAR (El Salvador, 1975)
Assistant Referees: William TORRES MEJIA (El Salvador, 1975), Juan Francisco ZUMBA (El Salvador, 1982)

CONMEBOL:
Referee: Enrique OSSES (Chile, 1974, photo)
Assistant Referees: Francisco MONDRIA (Chile, 1972), Carlos Alexis ASTROZA (Chile, 1976)

OFC:
Referee: Peter O'LEARY (New Zealand, 1972)
Assistant Referees: Jan-Hendrik HINTZ (New Zealand, 1976), Ravinesh KUMAR (Fiji, 1982)

UEFA:
Referee: Nicola RIZZOLI (Italy, 1971)
Assistant Referees: Renato FAVERANI (Italy, 1969), Andrea STEFANI (Italy, 1969)

39 Comments:

  1. Aguilar is a very good choice, he is still quite young, but at the same time with a lot of experience. I think he will be the strongest CONCACAF name for Brazil 2014. Surely better than Rodriguez. By the way, the mexican referee is a bit overestimated by FIFA, in my opinion.

    A guess for the UEFA trio?

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  2. If I were the decision maker, I would appoint either Moen or Skomina.

    Rodriguez..I would not say that he is overestimated by FIFA, of course, finally FIFA makes World Cup nominations, but with regard to the way CONCACAF always praises Rodriguez.....
    He is to my mind a good referee with many advantages, e.g. that he speaks Spanish, English and German. However, I never understood why FIFA appointed him for Chile - Spain. This match is definitely the wrong kind which is not refereed by Rodriguez in a solid way due to his style. Calm matches like Netherlands - Japan or something like that, he can have such matches. But no intense ones between Spain and a Latin American nation.
    Aguilar is an excellent choice and even though I do not know other names, I think we can surely say that he will get the final as long as Monterrey will not reach the final, Barca is more or less set, Santos probably as well, so I favour Aguilar and his WC assistant refs. Torres Mejia is one of the best two or three ARs, Leal and Camargo are good as well, but Torres has hawkeyes.

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  3. My guess is JOnas Eriksson

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  4. Would be good, but he is not on FIFA's Pre list (that is a real shame..)

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  5. There is one certain information:
    DFB has replied my mail in which I asked whether a German referee has been appointed, they said that there is definitely no German who will be in charge of a match in Japan.
    (Unfortunately...)

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  8. @ Peter: gib mir mal bitte deine Mail-Adresse.
    Wenn die beiden einverstanden sind, dann nur über Mail. Schreib mir einfach an die rechts stehende Adresse.

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  9. What do you think about the other confederations?
    My predictions I made with Carlos were these:

    OFC: O'Leary (confirmed :D)
    CONCACAF: Aguilar (confirmed :D)
    CONMEBOL: Roldan
    UEFA: Skomina
    AFC: not sure; Shukralla or Faghani
    CAF: not sure either; Benouza or Seechurn

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  10. another information:
    The Slovenian referee department has replied that Skomina is not appointed.

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  11. I think we'll see Rizzoli in Japan. He's one of the best UEFA's referees, he's 100% sure for EURO 2012 and probably World Cup 2014, and he has never been on FIFA tournament.

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  12. Rizzoli? Remember the appointment of Rosetti just 2 years ago (FIFA Club World Cup 2009). So, now again an italian trio? I have my doubts and it is really difficult to happen.

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  13. This is fourth time Peter O'Leary is appointed on Club World Cup (ok, I know there are no so much referees from OFC), so I believe Rosetti's appointment two years ago is not a reason not to appoint Rizzoli. If not Rizzoli, Proenca and Kassai have big chances if you aks me (I believe we'll see experienced referee in Japan).

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  14. I agree with you that Rosetti's appointment does not need indicate anything.
    The same counts for the Euro 2012 final. Some people always say that Rosetti had it and 4 years later Merk, this would mean that Rizzoli and probably Stark have no chances for the final.
    We won't probably see a German in the final, as the young team around Özil could reach it, but why not Rizzoli? Solely considering the perfomances, Proenca, Rizzoli and both Germans are by far the strongest at the moment, and in the last season for sure. Of course Kassai had the final, but I emphasize "solely considering perfomances".

    What do you think of the other confederations?
    Who could be the Asian/African team?

    My prediction is:

    CONMEBOL:
    Wilmar Roldan (COL), Humberto Clavijo (COL), Wilson Berrio (COL)

    or

    Roberto Silvera (URU), Carlos Pastorino (URU), Miguel Nievas (URU)


    AFC:

    Benjamin Williams (AUS), Matthew Cream (AUS), Hakan Anaz (AUS)

    or

    Nawaf Shukralla (BAH), Hamad Marhoon Al Mayahi (OMA), Yaser Marad (KUW)


    CAF:

    Mohamed Benouza (ALG), Redouane Achik (MRK), Foaad El Maghrabi (LBY)

    or

    Rajindraparsad Seechurn (MRI), Balkrishna Bootun (MRI), Angesom Ogbamariam (ERI)

    and if it is Rizzoli:

    UEFA:

    Nicola Rizzoli (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA), Renato Faverani (ITA).

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  15. O'Leary might have a chance for the final? He is at his fourth FIFA Club World Cup. If the final will be between Barça and maybe a not so strong team, I would see the kiwi on the middle, I think he deserved it, after a really good Under 20 World Cup.

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  16. Either O'Leary or Aguilar I would say because it is pretty obvious to my mind that we'll see Barca and Santos in the final. Both have the same chance.

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  17. Osses has been nominated.

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  18. Again Irmatov? I don't know why. He doesn't need to be tested in these tournaments. AFC should have chosen another name. However, I have a question. Who makes these appointments? FIFA referees Committe or the same confederations?

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  19. Good question! I assume FIFA itself, but I am not sure.

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  20. Anonymous1/11/11 06:03

    You mentioned above about "FIFA's Pre List"... Is that the list of pre-selected refs for WC 2014? If yes, do you have it? A North American blog, BigSoccer.com, posted some interesting news: http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1843704 Can anyone get/publish that list?

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  21. Anonymous1/11/11 09:12

    That's really interesting, Niclas, have you got the list? Please publish it, if you can!

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  22. Yes, I have it, but let me consult Carlos, please.

    Just so far: big soccer.com (massRef) received the info by me, but nonetheless, at least the half he writes is wrong ;)

    Pls wait a few hours.

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  23. take this so far. Of course, replace Lannoy by Chapron as he joined u17 WC:

    http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.com/2011/07/our-very-first-prospective-list-of.html

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  24. Anonymous1/11/11 11:56

    Without Hester, are there only Hauata and O'Leary?

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  25. No...that is not the list, that is only a prediction..Gantar e.g., would be hard to imagine that he is on the real list, as he is international since 2011. Achari was nominated for u17 wc, then replaced by Hauata, so the man from Fiji is of course on the list as well and another from Solomon Islands. Again, give us some time please.

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  26. The meeting date for the referee comitee is confirmed, it will be held from 24th to 29th September 2012. No info about location, probably again Zürich. Then we will have a "final prospective list" containing 38 names, as it was the case in October 2008.

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  27. Irmatov now with Rasulov and not WC assistant Ilyasov...agree with one of the anonymous above, better to appoint a new talented referee from AFC...

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  28. like Faghani or Shukrallah, these had been names I would have been content with.
    I think Rasulov was actually preferred for WC 2010, look at Irmatov's qualifiers, always with Kochkarov and Rasulov, only one or two times along with Ilyasov. I am not sure but I think Rasulov could have been injured..

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  30. I am sorry, if we published it we would lose our source.
    Hence, I cannot publish the list, nonetheless, we will make our "predictions" ;)

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  31. In my opinion very good appointments except Mr Doue. Nonetheless, both his assistant referees are very good and it is some kind of interesting: the only "institution" which did not reply to my mail concerning the respective referee of the domestic federation was: Associazoni Arbitri Italiani (or something like that), perhaps they did not want or they were not allowed to say that Rizzoli has been nominated. I think the Italian trio which is appointed for this competition is not only the one we will see in poland and Ukraine but also in Brazil. A lot of experience and quality can be ensured by Stefani and Faverani.

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  32. Anonymous4/11/11 15:44

    That's interesting. Niclas, where did you read about Doue and Rizzoli? (if you can answer, obviously)

    The Ivorian referee is a very controversial one, I think Rizzoli is penalized by Barca presence, he will not be able to referee the final.

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  33. but that is always the problem with our European referees at this competition, I would not however pay too much attention on this competition..

    This package of information was made up of internet research and our source (pre list source).

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  34. Anonymous4/11/11 16:22

    So, you suggest to take the names from your "predictions" list plus Chapron, Hauata and a ref from Solomon Islands and that would be the "official" list? If you cannot publish the official FIFA document (if there is one?), then maybe you could give out more clues?

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  35. Carlos, Maicon and I are going to make a corporate "prediction" list this weekend, due to the difference of time, it is not easy to do it during the week. By the way, where is the difference between publishing a list and giving some more clues? ;) The guy from Solomon Islands has an S at the beginning and has not that many years FIFA experience, do you mean that with giving more clues?? ;)

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  36. Anonymous4/11/11 16:46

    John Saohu, you call him "guy" but I read he is 41 years old :)

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  37. it is official:
    http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/referees/index.html

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  38. Check Fifa Club world cup 2011 schedule, results, dates and more information here
    Fifa Club World Cup 2011

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