Monday, 18 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup - Referee Appointments - Joel Aguilar with SWE - KOR, Sikazwe for BEL - PAN and Roldán in charge of TUN - ENG (UPDATED WITH VAR)

Appointments for Monday 18 June 2018 at World Cup. 

Match #12
Nizhny Novgorod, 18 June 2018 14:00 CET
Sweden - South Korea
Referee: Joel Aguilar (SLV)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Francisco Zumba (SLV)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Mora (CRC)
Fourth Official: Norbert Hauata (TAH)
Fifth Official: Bertrand Brial (NCL) 
VAR: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
AVAR1: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (QAT)
AVAR 2: Taleb Al Marri (QAT)
AVAR 3: Daniele Orsato (ITA)

Match #13
Sochi, 18 June 2018 17:00 CET
Belgium - Panama
Referee: Janny Sikazwe (ZAM)
Assistant Referee 1: Jerson Dos Santos (ANG)
Assistant Referee 2: Zakhele Siwela (RSA) 
Fourth Official: Ryūji Satō (JPN)
Fifth Official: Toru Sagara (JPN)
VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR1: Felix Zwayer (GER)
AVAR 2: Sander van Roekel (NED)
AVAR 3: Danny Makkelie (NED)

Match #14
Volgograd, 18 June 2018 20:00 CET
Tunisia - England
Referee: Wilmar Roldán (COL)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Guzmán (COL)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian de la Cruz (COL)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (CRC)
Fifth Official: Hiroshi Yamauchi (JPN)
VAR: Sandro Ricci (BRA)
AVAR1: Gery Vargas (BOL)
AVAR 2: Emerson de Carvalho (BRA)
AVAR 3: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)


  1. Still something weird there. FIFA has communicated the reserve assistant referee only for Aguilar game.
    Interesting that the man from El Salvador has got the assistant referee from Costa Rica. We expected the one from USA.
    So now with Montero fourth official there should be another reserve assistant referee.
    Sato with his second appearance as fourth official: maybe he wont handle games, but we can't still say that.

    1. Tunisia v England Reserve AR is Corey Rockwell

    2. I don't think Sato will only be 4th official. Why was then a 2nd assistant from Japan nominated after the team from KSA got lost...?

    3. The same is for the team from UAE.

  2. I'm slightly disappointed with Sikazwe's appointment... Should've got a better game than this IMO! Standard appointments for Aguilar and Roldan!

  3. Still no AFC-Referee appointed as the man in the middle.

  4. Replies
    1. Yes and Faghani represents AFC

    2. Right. Went the matches through in my head and forgot him.

  5. However, true that AFC officials are the least used so far, only Faghani appointed. Irmatov seems to be kept for something very important.

    1. I expect an AFC referee in Poland v Senegal tomorrow... I hope Irmatov in that!

      OFC referee that is Conger I think must be a favourite for Uruguay v Saudi Arabia match now!

  6. There are changes... Belgium v Panama 5th official is Toru Sagara (Japan) and Tunisia v England 5th official is Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)


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