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FIFA World Cup referees

After the 2006 FIFA World Cup 332 referees have conducted World Cup matches. Ravshan Irmatov from Uzbekistan is the referee with most matches (9). 19 referees have conducted the 19 finals.

Referees in finals of World Cup

Year Referee Assistant referees Fourth official
Fifth official
Notes
1930 John Langenus[1] - - 0 Ulises Saucedo
Henri Christophe
since 1994 Saucedo was also the Bolivian coach at the tournament
1934 Ivan Eklind[2] - - 0 Louis Baert
Mihaly Ivancsics
1938 [3] - - 0 Hans Wuthrich
Augustin Krist
1950 [4] - - 0 Arthur Ellis
George Mitchell
1954 William Ling[5] - - 0 Vincenzo Orlandini
Sandy Griffiths
1958 Maurice Guigue[6] - - 0 Albert Dusch
Juan Gardeazábal Garay
1962 Nikolay Latyshev[7] - - 0 Leo Horn
Bob Davidson
1966 Gottfried Dienst[8] - - 0 Tofik Bakhramov
Karol Galba
Also refereed the 1968 UEFA Euro Final
1970 Rudi Glöckner[9] 2 0 0 Rüdi Scheurer
Ángel Norberto Coerezza
1974 Jack Taylor[10] 4 0 0 Ramón Barreto
Alfonso González Archundia
1978 Sergio Gonella[11] 4 0 0 Ramón Barreto
Erich Linemayr
Also refereed the 1976 UEFA Euro Final
1982 Arnaldo Cézar Coelho[12] 5 0 0 Abraham Klein
Vojtech Christov
First referee in final from CSF, also refereed the 1979 Copa América Final
1986 Romualdo Arppi Filho[13] 6 0 0 Berny Ulloa Morera
Erik Fredriksson
Also refereed the 1987 Copa América Final
1990 Edgardo Codesal[14] 4 1 1 Armando Pérez Hoyos
Michał Listkiewicz
First referee in final from CONCACAF
1994 Sándor Puhl[15] 4 0 0 Venancio Zárate
Mohammad Fanaei
Francisco Lamolina
1998 Said Belqola[16] 4 1 0 Mark Warren
Achmat Salie
Rahman Al Zaid First referee in final from CAF, also refereed the 1998 African Cup of Nations Final
2002 Pierluigi Collina[17] 2 0 0 Leif Lindberg
Philip Sharp
Hugh Dallas
2006 Horacio Elizondo[18] 4 0 1 Darío García
Rodolfo Otero
Luis Medina Cantalejo
Victoriano Giraldez Carrasco
Elizondo became the first referee to officiate the opening game and World Cup Final in the same tournament.
2010 Howard Webb[19][20] 12 1 0 Darren Cann
Michael Mullarkey
Yuichi Nishimura
Toru Sagara
All three referees also worked the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final
2014 Nicola Rizzoli[21] 4 0 0 Renato Faverani
Andrea Stefani
Carlos Vera
Christian Lescano

The yellow card and red card were introduced in 1970. Before, cautions or "bookings" were not registered, only Dismissals or Red card.

By Country

Before the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final 31 countries have been represented in the officials body of the FIFA World Cup Final. Ecuador will be the 32nd country represented in the officials body.

Country Total Referee Assistant Fourth Fifth
 England 9 4 5 0 0
 Italy 6 3 3 0 0
 Argentina 5 1 3 1 0
 Belgium 4 1 3 0 0
 Scotland 3 0 2 1 0
 Spain 3 0 1 1 1
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 0
  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 0
 Brazil 2 2 0 0 0
 Czechoslovakia 2 0 2 0 0
 Ecuador 2 0 0 1 1
 France 2 2 0 0 0
 Hungary 2 1 1 0 0
 Japan 2 0 0 1 1
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 0
 USSR 2 1 1 0 0
 Uruguay 2 0 2 0 0
 Austria 1 0 1 0 0
 Bolivia 1 0 1 0 0
 Costa Rica 1 0 1 0 0
 Ecuador 1 0 1 0 0
 East Germany 1 1 0 0 0
 Iran 1 0 1 0 0
 Israel 1 0 1 0 0
 Morocco 1 1 0 0 0
 Netherlands 1 0 1 0 0
 Paraguay 1 0 1 0 0
 Poland 1 0 1 0 0
 Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 0
 South Africa 1 0 1 0 0
 Wales 1 0 1 0 0
 West Germany 1 0 1 0 0

Most matches

Only the referees with 6 matches or more.
Referee World Cups Matches Highlights
Ravshan Irmatov 2010, 2014 9 Semi-final (Netherlands vs Uruguay) in 2010
Joël Quiniou 1986, 1990, 1994 8 Third place match (Italy vs England) in 1990
Semi-final (Bulgaria vs Italy) in 1994
Benito Archundia 2006, 2010 8 Semi-final (Germany vs Italy) in 2006
Third place match (Uruguay vs Germany) in 2010
Jorge Larrionda 2006, 2010 8 Semi-final (Portugal vs France) in 2006[22][23]
Marco Antonio Rodríguez 2006, 2010, 2014 7 Semi-final (Brazil vs Germany) in 2014
Ali Bujsaim 1994, 1998, 2002 7 Semi-final (Brazil vs Netherlands) in 1998
Frank De Bleeckere 2006, 2010 7
Juan Gardezábal Garay 1958, 1962, 1966 7 Third place match (Chile vs Yugoslavia) in 1962
Sandy Griffiths 1950, 1954, 1958 7 Semi-final (Hungary vs Uruguay) in 1954
Semi-final (France vs Brazil) in 1958
John Langenus 1930, 1934, 1938 7 Semi-final (Argentina vs United States) in 1930
Final (Uruguay vs Argentina) in 1930
Third place match (Sweden vs Brazil) in 1938
Carlos Eugênio Simon 2002, 2006, 2010 7
Gamal Al-Ghandour 1998, 2002 6
Jamal Al Sharif 1986, 1990, 1994 6
Arturo Brizio Carter 1994, 1998 6
Arthur Edward Ellis 1950, 1954, 1958 6
Ivan Eklind 1934, 1938, 1950 6 Semi-final (Italy vs Austria) in 1934
Final (Italy vs Czechoslovakia) in 1934
Nikolay Latyshev 1958, 1962 6 Final (Brazil vs Czechoslovakia) in 1962
Roberto Rosetti 2006, 2010 6
Oscar Ruiz 2002, 2006, 2010 6

References

  1. ^ "Match Report Final 1930". FIFA. 
  2. ^ "Match Report Final 1934". FIFA. 
  3. ^ "Match Report Final 1938". FIFA. 
  4. ^ "Match Report Final 1950". FIFA. 
  5. ^ "Match Report Final 1954". FIFA. 
  6. ^ "Match Report Final 1958". FIFA. 
  7. ^ "Match Report Final 1962". FIFA. 
  8. ^ "Match Report Final 1966". FIFA. 
  9. ^ "Match Report Final 1970". FIFA. 
  10. ^ "Match Report Final 1974". FIFA. 
  11. ^ "Match Report Final 1978". FIFA. 
  12. ^ "Match Report Final 1982". FIFA. 
  13. ^ "Match Report Final 1986". FIFA. 
  14. ^ "Match Report Final 1990". FIFA. 
  15. ^ "Match Report Final 1994". FIFA. 
  16. ^ "Match Report Final 1998". FIFA. 
  17. ^ "Match Report Final 2002". FIFA. 
  18. ^ "Match Report Final 2006". FIFA. 
  19. ^ "Match Report Final 2010". FIFA. 
  20. ^ "Referee designations: matches 63 - 64". FIFA.com. July 8, 2010. 
  21. ^ "Nicola Rizzoli to referee Final". FIFA.com. 11 July 2014. 
  22. ^ World cup 2010
  23. ^ World cup 2006
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