Sampaio and Marciniak, the first World Cup round of 16 referees


The first referees to blow the whistle in the first two matches of the round of 16 of world tomorrow Saturday, appointments in which FIFA relies on two college experts, both from CONMEBOL and UEFA.

Because the first rivalry on Saturday in between Netherlands Y USA on Saturday at 4:00 pm will be directed by the Brazilian wilton until that Colombian Nicolás Gallo will assist in VAR along with Venezuelan Juan Soto.

This will be the Brazilian’s third meeting with Qatar, having already whistled to the Netherlands exactly in the opening game against Senegal and where they won two goals to nothing. Besides, Poland-Saudi Arabia also whistled on the second day of the group.

Marciniak’s experience in Argentina

In the case of the second round of 16 duel between Argentina and Australia, they bet on another referee with enormous experience in Europe, like Pole Marciniak, who also directs their second match in this World Cup event. The first is the European duel between France and Denmark, also on the second day. This is the second time he whistled for the Argentina team. The precedent was in the 2018 World Cup where they tied Iceland in the group stage.

The referee will be assisted by the Polish Tomasz Kwiatkowski and the German Marco Fritz.

Source: La Verdad


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