October 30, 2013

FIFA Under-17 World Cup - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments

Thank to  Árbitro Internacional we have the names of the officials appointed for the FIFA U17 World Cup Quarterfinals, to be played respectively on 1 and 2 November 2013.

Norwegian Svein Moen, again appointed for Mexico U17 national team, after having officiated them in the U17 WC final two years ago against Uruguay (c) zimbio.com

Quarterfinals - Match 45 (Dubai)
1 November 2013, 17:00 CET 
Brazil - Mexico
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR)
Fourth Official: Daniel Bennett (RSA)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Marwa Range (KEN)

Quarterfinals - Match 46 (Al Ain City)
1 November 2013, 14:00 CET 
Honduras - Sweden
Referee: Abdulrahman Mohammed (QAT)
Assistant Referee 1: Taleb Al Marri (QAT)
Assistant Referee 2: Yaser Marad (KUW)
Fourth Official:  Khalil Al Ghamdi (KSA)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Miguel Nievas (URU)

Quarterfinals - Match 47 (Sharjah) 
2 November 2013, 17:00 CET 
Uruguay - Nigeria
Referee: Jair Marrufo (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Eric Boria (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Morgan (JAM)
Fourth Official:  Pavel Královec (CZE)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Martin Wilczek (CZE)

Quarterfinals - Match 48 (Sharjah) 
2 November 2013, 14:00 CET 
Argentina - Ivory Coast
Referee: Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Mike Pickel (GER)
Fourth Official:  Norbert Hauata (TAH)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Mark Rule (NZL)


  1. Honduras - Sweden
    Fourth Official: Khalil Al Ghamdi (KSA)
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Miguel Nievas (URU)

    Strange combination ...


    1. I think it was made because Vazquez can't officiate a match, so at least a chance for his assistant.

  2. Odd choice of reserve assistant referee in Honduras-Sweden. I have my doubts that we will see any of the four appointed refereeing teams in Brazil next summer.

    /Swedish observer

  3. Moen may have a chance, but seems he will go probably as a reserve referee.

  4. I have the feeling that Moen has very small chances, but I do not see him among the 11 or 12 referees who will be selected from UEFA zone. FIFA and UEFA would act wisely if they allow him to make progress to be ready for Euro 2016 and WC 2018, imo.

  5. How many referees from Europe go to World Cup?

  6. Anonymous1/11/13 14:43

    The Qatari referee has not been that convincing so far... He is, on the other hand, not on the World cup list either (at least to my understanding). And based on the first half performance he should not be on that list either.

    /Swedish observer

  7. Anonymous1/11/13 15:49

    It seems as Moen from Norway will referee the World cup play off Jordan-Uruguay.

    /Swedish observer

    1. Big news if confirmed.
      The most important match in his career until now.
      Anyway I still don't see him at WC, too many names and a big competition between them.

  8. The Group F seems to be the strongest at U17 WC...
    Prediction for semifinals:
    SWE-NGA: Orosco, Castro, Valda, Hauata, Makasini
    ARG-MEX: Thomson, Rose, Mulvanny, Kim, Jeong

  9. I predict:
    SWE-NGA for Juan Soto, Jorge Urrego, Carlos López, Heber Lopes and Alessandro Rocha
    ARG-MEX for Khalil Al Ghamdi, Badr Al Shumrani, Hamed Al Mayahi, Pavel Královec and Roman Slysko.

    By the way, I watched the first 60 minutes of Stark's match and he had many problems with controlling the match. He did not find a right approach to these players. Many fouls were given, mostly correctly. Some yellows were missing (even though he gave 8..). And AR2 wrongly disallowed a goal for offside (ARG's possible 2-0 goal).


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