FIFA announced the name of the arbitrator, who on July 15 in Moscow will host the final match of world football championship France — Croatia. Such a right has entrusted the 43-year-old referee from Argentina Nestor Pitana, at one time played football in one of the lower divisions of the Argentine championship. He works as a PE teacher in the late 1990s and starred in one of the series. In the record of the judges work for the 2014 world Cup (four matches, including the quarter-finals France — Germany — 0:1), the 2016 Olympics, the confederations Cup 2017.
“I have the honour to be elected as a referee for the Final! Good luck to both teams, I’ll do my best!” wrote the judge in his microblog on Twitter.
Assistants Pete assigned his compatriots Hernan Maidan and Juan Belatti. Reserve referee Bjorn Kuipers, backup assistant Erwin of Zanstra (both from the Netherlands).
For the 2018 world Cup Nestor Supply was judged four matches — the opening match of the tournament Russia — Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Sweden, Croatia, Denmark and Uruguay — France.
By the way, Pete — second the Argentinian, who would become the main referee for the final match of the world Cup. The first was Horacio Elizondo, who served the decisive game of the 2006 world Cup France — Italy (1:1, on penalties — 3:5) and removed from the field of Frenchman Zinedine Zidane for the headbutt in the chest of Italian Marco Materazzi.