Argentinian referee Nestor Pitana, alongside together with his assistants Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti, will officiate the Last of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ between France and Croatia on Sunday on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Pitana, a 43-year-old bodily training instructor, has already refereed 4 matches at Russia 2018, taking cost of Russia v Saudi Arabia (Opening Recreation) and Mexico v Sweden within the group phases, the Spherical of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark, in addition to the quarter-final between Uruguay and France.
Pitana has been a world referee since 2010. He’s the second Argentinian referee to take part in two World Cups after Norberto Coerezza, who oversaw two video games in 1970 and one in 1978. After Horacio Elizondo in 2006, he turns into the second Argentinian referee to officiate a World Cup Last.
Pitana is one among South America’s most skilled referees and in addition has taking part in expertise at youth stage. Three video games an the U-17 World Cup in 2013 preceded a call-up the next 12 months for the World Cup in Brazil, the place Pitana supervised 4 fixtures, together with France v Germany within the quarter-finals. In 2015, he was known as up for his first, and up to now solely, Copa America, along with dealing with River Plate v Huracan within the closing of the Supercopa Argentina.
Pitana returned to Brazil in 2016 for the Olympic Soccer Event, the place he was the person within the center for the semi-final between Germany and Nigeria. In 2017 he took cost of the Confederations Cup semi-final between Germany and Mexico.