Meet the officials who will lead today’s Rio 2016 quarter-finals
FIFA has decided the names of the refereeing teams who will lead the four Quarterfinals in Brazil. The first match of the day and possibly the most sonorous, United States – Sweden, will be whistled by the only women to referee five World Cup matches last year, Anna Marie-Keighley- she is accompanied by her OFC team. The last World Cup final referee, Kateryna Monzul from Ukraine, is appointed to referee China – Germany.
Canada – France, a replay of the Third Place Playoff match from London 2012, will be taken charge of by the Uruguyan, Claudia Umpierrez.
The last match of the day and surely the hardest atmosphere of all the Quarterfinals, between the host nation and the team that eliminated them from the last World Cup Australia. FIFA has chosen Carol Anne Chenard for this match, this is the second time we will see her and a second time in a Brazil fixture, after she left a very positive impression of the opening game between the hosts and China.
Full appointments below:
United States – Sweden, Brasilia, 13:00
Referee: Anna-Marie KEIGHLEY (NZL)
AR1: Sara Jones (NZL)
AR2: Lata Kaumatule (TGA)
4th Official: Rita Gani (MAS)
China PR – Germany, Salvador, 16:00
Referee: Kateryna MONZUL (UKR)
AR1: Natalia Rachynska (UKR)
AR2: Sanja Rodjak (CRO)
4th Official: Esther Staubli (SUI)
Canada – France, Sao Paolo, 19:00
Referee: Claudia UMPIERREZ (URU)
AR1: Loreto Toloza (CHL)
AR2: Neusa Back (BRA)
4th Official: Maria Carvajal (CHL)
Brazil – Australia, Belo Horizonte, 22:00
Referee: Carol Anne CHENARD (CAN)
AR1: Marie-Josee Charbonneau (CAN)
AR2: Suzanne Morisset (CAN)
4th Official: Melissa Borjas (HON)
All the best to all four teams!
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