June 4, 2013

Referee Designations for World Cup Qualifiers (CONCACAF zone, June 2013)

FIFA has nominated the following officiating teams to take charge of June's World Cup qualifiers in the North- and Central American and Caribbean zone (Concacaf).

Panama's Roberto Moreno, pre-selected World Cup official (c) panamagol

5 June 2013, 03:35 CET, Kingston
Jamaica – Mexico
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: William Torres Mejia (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)
Fourth Official: Elmer Arturo Bonilla (SLV)

8 June 2013, 03:30 CET, Kingston
Jamaica – United States of America
Referee: Roberto Moreno (PAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Keytzel Corrales (NCA)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Williamson (PAN)
Fourth Official: Jhon Pitti (PAN)
8 June 2013, 04:05 CET, Panama City
Panama – Mexico
Referee: Walter Quésada (CRC)
Assistant Referee 1: Leonel Leal (CRC)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavio Jara (CRC)
Fourth Official: Jeffrey Solis Calderón (CRC)

8 June 2013, 04:10 CET, San José
Costa Rica – Honduras
Referee: Walter López Castellanos (GUA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gerson López Castellanos (GUA)
Assistant Referee 2: Hermenerito Leal (GUA)
Fourth Official: Oscar Reyna Möller (GUA)

12 June 2013, 03:00 CET, Tegucigalpa
Honduras – Jamaica
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: Marvin Torrentera (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcos Quintero (MEX)
Fourth Official: Fabricio Morales (MEX)

12 June 2013, 03:00 CET, Mexico City
Mexico – Costa Rica
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Sean Mark Hurd (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Joe Fletcher (CAN)
Fourth Official: Baldomero Toledo (USA)
12 June 2013, 04:08 CET, Seattle
United States of America – Panama
Referee: Roberto García (MEX)
Assistant Referee 1: José Luis Camargo (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Morín (MEX)
Fourth Official: José Peñaloza Soto (MEX)

19 June 2013, 03:06 CET, Sandy
United States of America – Honduras
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde (SUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Ramon Louisville (SUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Briere (CAN)
Fourth Official: Javier Santos (PUR)

19 June 2013, 04:00 CET, San José
Costa Rica – Panama
Referee: Courtney Campbell (JAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Garnet Page (JAM)
Assistant Referee 2: Dion Neil (TRI)
Fourth Official: David Gantar (CAN)


  1. Strange that García has two US matches in one week. or is it a typo?

  2. Updated Friendlies:
    Kazakhstan-Bulgaria: Ağayev/Mahmudov/Musayev
    Romania-Trinidad&Tobago: Mažić/Ristić/Radojčić/Petrescu
    Poland-Liechtenstein: Karasev/Averyanov/Kalugin/Meshkov
    Denmark-Georgia: Brych/Borsch/Lupp/Kehlet
    Indonesia-Netherlands: Noor Mohamed/Mat Daud/Ismail/Wijaya
    Estonia-Trinidad&Tobago: Whitby/Roberts/Jones/Reinvald
    Croatia-Portugal: Studer/Wicht/Josipovic/Jaccottet
    Norway-Macedonia: Liany/Biton/Bornshtein/Haglund

    1. New Zealand-Jordan (played today) Nicholas Waldron (NZL)

  3. Thanks a lot!
    Brych seems to have a contract or so with the Danish federation and Studer with Portugal.

    1. Croatia - Portugal will be played in Geneve, so Swiss referee was sure :)

    Aldo de Nigris 48

    Referees from El Salvador:
    Joel Aguilar
    William Torres
    Juan Francisco Zumba
    Elmer Bonilla

    1. Excellent foul-detection. Aguilar saw everything well and was not hesitating to use his whistle, doesn't matter it was a penalty are or not. Every foul was detected and immediately whistled. Well!

    2. Aguilar was sometimes looking a bit fussy, ordering repeat many throw-ins and treating it as a rough foul. Of course, one can say he was right (he was) but was it needed? Too harsh in this matter. Maybe not a point for improvement, but quite irritating element of his style.

    3. Outstanding positiong! He was always taking a perfect position to observe a play. Always close to the action, sometimes 3-4 meters away and not interfering with play. Amazing and the biggest positive point, that one must consider as the best link in Aguilar's skills. It worked also as a great pro-active and preventive element. And worked really well!

    4. Two yellow cards to Watson (JAM, 55, reckless elbow challenge) and Torrado (MEX, 85, breaking a promising attack) were totally correct and 100% clear. One small point for improvement is lack of yellow card to Zavala (MEX) for breaking a promising attack after verbal warning which Aguilar used to him in 12 for reckless tackle.

    5. Great fitness. Being able to run so fast and so much (see point 3) during 90 minutes is a great ability which seems to be even greater after some bad news from seminars in Rio de Janeiro.

    6. Both assistant were not challenged with exception of one situation from ending of the match when Torres signaled offside. It seems to be a clear position to me - because in moment of pass from JAM GK, attacker was probably onside and then it was an intervention of defender that can't be counted as another pass - but I had no replays of that situation, so I'm not sure to say it was a fault.

    Overall, a very satisfying performance leading to a note of 8.4 for Joel Aguilar.

    1. Nice to read that a preselected official performed well.


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