Alireza Faghani picked for World Cup third-place match

July 12, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian referre Alireza Faghani has been chosen to officiate the third-place match between Belgium and England.

Faghani will be assisted by his countrymen Reza Sokhandan and Mohammad Mansouri.

The match will take place in St. Petersburg on Saturday.

Also, FIFA have named Argentinian Nestor Pitana as the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.

The 43-year-old officiated the tournament's opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia and was in charge for France's quarter-final victory over Uruguay, as well as Croatia's last-16 clash with Denmark.

It will be the fifth game at this World Cup for Pitana, and his second working with each of France and Croatia.

Pitana handled France's 2-0 win in the quarterfinals against Uruguay, and Croatia's round of 16 win over Denmark.

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