June 15, 2015

Daniele Orsato and Mauro Vigliano in charge of 2015 U-20 World Cup Semifinals

Daniele Orsato from Italy and Mauro Vigliano from Argentina  have been appointed by FIFA to handle 20 World Cup semifinals. The Italian crew will handle the clash between Brazil and Senegal, while Vigliano and his assistant referees will be in the middle for Serbia - Mali. Ryuji Sato and John Pitti will operate as fourth officials.


17 June 2015, 06:00 CET (Christchurch)
Brazil - Senegal
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA) 
Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (JPN)

17 June 2015, 09:30 CET (Auckland)
Serbia - Mali
Referee: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Ezequiel Brailovsky (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Iván Núñez (ARG)
Fourth Official: John Pitti (PAN)


  1. Anonymous15/6/15 11:32

    So I expect Mateu Lahoz in final.

    1. Anonymous15/6/15 14:54

      Only if Serbia is not in final.

    2. Anonymous15/6/15 15:44

      They already broke conf neutrality rule. I think we'll see UEFA's referee in final who ever playes in the final.

    3. Anonymous15/6/15 15:45

      Confederations rule in appointing referees was already broken. I was said that in FIFA tournaments it is applied only in group stages.

    4. Anonymous15/6/15 16:30

      Rizzoli in WC 2014 (UEFA team played), Cakir at Club World cup, Kuipers in Confederations cup...
      In this tournament three of four matches in QF were refereed by UEFA officials ....

    5. Anonymous15/6/15 16:36

      Referees from other confederations are not good enough.

    6. Anonymous18/6/15 03:05

      Where are your beloved UEFA referee's? Because none of them are in the final or thew 3rd place match. hahaha

  2. UEFA U 21 EC Appointments for MD1
    A: Czech Republic-Denmark
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Assistant referee: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)
    Assistant referee: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
    Additional assistant referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
    Additional assistant referee: Tomasz Musial (POL)
    Fourth Official:Frédéric Cano (FRA)
    A: Germany-Serbia
    Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
    Assistant referee: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
    Assistant referee: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
    Additional assistant referee: Alejandro Hernández Hernández(ESP)
    Additional assistant referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
    Fourth Official:Anton Averyanov (RUS)
    B: Italy-Sweden
    Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
    Assistant referee: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
    Assistant referee: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
    Additional assistant referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
    Additional assistant referee: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
    Fourth official: Jan Paták (CZE) ????!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!
    B: England-Portugal
    Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
    Assistant referee: Mario Diks (NED)
    Assistant referee: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
    Additional assistant referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
    Additional assistant referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
    Fourth official: Ondrej Pelikán (CZE)

    1. MD 2
      A: Serbia-Czech Republic
      Referee: Clément Turpin (1982)
      Assistant referee: Frédéric Cano (1973)
      Assistant referee: Nicolas Danos (1980)
      Additional assistant referee: Fredy Fautrel (1971)
      Additional assistant referee: Nicolas Rainville (1982)
      Fourth official: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
      Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
      Germany -Denmark
      Referee: Sergey Karasev (1979)
      Assistant referee: Anton Averyanov (1973)
      Assistant referee: Tikhon Kalugin (1974)
      Additional assistant referee: Sergey Lapochkin (1981)
      Additional assistant referee: Sergey Ivanov (1984)
      Fourth official:Mario Diks (NED)
      Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)

  3. Referees still in New Zealand are: Mateu, Orsato, Grisha, Sato, Mirdasi, Zambrano, Vigliano, Conger and Pitti.
    Thank to ArbitroInternacional.

    My predictions:

    Mateu Lahoz (ESP) with Grisha (EGY) fourth official.

    Al Mirdasi (KSA) with Conger (NZL) fourth official.

    1. Anonymous18/6/15 03:06

      WRONG!!! hahaha

  4. Why Ramos, Bebek and Camille have been sent home in advance ? I didn't think their performances were bad.

    I would like to take back one question posted by one of you in the previous message (on QF appointments) asking who could have more chances to attend next WC 2018.
    I agree with him on the fact that only few referees belonging to this tournament will be in Russia in 2018; Uefa confederation has a long list of top elite referees still in charge for next WC2018. In my opinion only Orsato (Rizzoli will retire at the end of 2016) and Mateu Lahoz (so far better than Undiano) are eligeble for next WC. May be Soares Dias, it depends on his performances. Inside comnebol Osses, Roldan and Vera could be not be afraid by Vigliano, Zambrano and Marques; on Concacaf Geiger, Aguilar and Garcia should be the names for next WC, while more chances for the other confederations:Al MIrdasi and Sato could be new names for AFC as well Grisha and Camille for AFC and Conger for OFC.
    Which is your opinion on that ?

  5. Anonymous17/6/15 11:52

    Severe problems in second half extra time for Vigliano, a missed penalty and control lost with many cards after that.

    1. Overal solid performance.
      I agree, he had problems with control in extra time,especialy with second YC situation.
      But there was no penalty IMO.
      AR1 with 2-3 wrong offside decisions.

  6. Final predictions
    Senegal – Mali: Antonio Mateu Lahoz, Pau Cebrian Devis, Roberto Diaz Perez (all ESP), Matt Conger (NZL)
    Brazil – Serbia: Ghead Grisha (EGY), Waleed Ahmed (SUD), Berhe Tesfagiorgis (ERI), Fahad Al-Mirdasi (KSA)

    1. Mine is:

      Referee :István Vad (HUN)
      Fourth official: Fahad Al-Mirdasi (KSA)

      Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
      Fourth official:Ghead Grisha (EGYP)

    2. Anonymous17/6/15 15:03

      István Vad left New Zealand.

  7. Anonymous18/6/15 02:48


  8. Anonymous18/6/15 02:53

    FIFA U-20 World Cup Final

    Árbitro: Fahad Al Mirdasi (Arabia Saudí)
    Asistente 1: Abdulah Al Shalwai (Arabia Saudí)
    Asistente 2: Abu Bakar Al Amri (Omán)
    4to Árbitro: Matt Conger (Nueva Zelanda)
    5to: Tevita Makasini (Tonga)

  9. Anonymous18/6/15 02:59

    FIFA U-20 World Cup Match for 3rd Place

    Árbitro: Ghead Grisha (Egipto)
    Asistente 1: Waleed Ahmed (Sudán)
    Asistente 2: Berhe Tesfagiorghis (Eritrea)
    4to Árbitro: Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador)
    5to Árbitro: Luis Vera (Ecuador)

  10. Anonymous18/6/15 04:06

    Al Mirdasi from Saudi Arabia is certainly a talent, only 29 years old. He was the youngest referee at 2015 AFC Asian Cup in Australia, did very well there, was appointed 4th official for the final.


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