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Referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

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The list of referees and assistant referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup can be found on this page of the official web site. Each match report provides information about the referee, assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official.

These are the referees who officiated at the 2010 World Cup:

Name Country Total Games Games Refereed Goals
Irmatov UZB 5 South Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

2

0

2

4

5

Baldassi ARG 4 Serbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

Spain v Portugal

1

1

0

1

Kassai HUN 4 Brazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

3

1

Larrionda URU 4 Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

Germany v England

0

3

3

5

Nishimura JPN 4 France v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

Netherlands v Brazil

0

2

0

3

Webb GBR 4 Spain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

1

5

3

Archundia MEX 3 Italy v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

Uruguay v Germany

2

0

5

Batres GUA 3 Algeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

Paraguay v Spain

1

2

1

Benquerenca POR 3 Japan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

Uruguay v Ghana

1

4

2

De Bleekere BEL 3 Argentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

Paraguay v Japan

5

1

0

Stark GER 3 Argentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

Uruguay v Korea

1

1

3

Undiano ESP 3 Germany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

Netherlands v Slovakia

1

3

3

Al Ghamdi KSA 2 France v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

Damon RSA 2 New Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

Lannoy FRA 2 Netherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

Maillet SEY 2 Honduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

Pozo CHI 2 Portugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

Rodriguez MEX 2 Australia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

Rosetti ITA 2 Ghana v Australia

Argentina v Mexico

2

4

Ruiz COL 2 Greece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

Simon BRA 2 England v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

Coulibaly MLI 1 Slovenia v USA 4
Busacca SUI 1 South Africa v Uruguay 3
Hester NZL 1 Korea v Greece 2

FIFA announced on 29 June those referees who will remain in South Africa as of 1 July for the last eight matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Name Country
Irmatov UZB
Nishimura JPN
Baldassi ARG
Stark GER
Simon BRA
Batres GUA
Rodriguez MEX
Benquerenca POR
Archundia MEX
Damon RSA
Kassai HUN
Maillet SEY
Webb GBR
De Bleekere BEL
Ruiz COL
Al Ghamdi KSA
Undiano ESP
Pozo CHI
Hester NZL

Knockout Games

These are the referees who have officiated in the knockout games of the tournament (16 games):

Name Country Games

Refereed

Goals
Stark GER Uruguay v Korea 3
Kassai HUN USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

Larrionda URU Germany v England 5
Rosetti ITA Argentina v Mexico 4
Undiano ESP Netherlands v Slovakia 3
Webb GBR Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

3

1

De Bleekere BEL Paraguay v Japan 0
Baldassi ARG Spain v Portugal 1
Nishimura JPN Netherlands v Brazil 3
Benquerenca POR Uruguay v Ghana 2
Irmatov UZB Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

4

5

Batres GUA Paraguay v Spain 1
Archundia MEX Uruguay v Germany 5

Qualification Games

These are the referees who officiated in the qualification games (48 games):

Name Country Games Goals
Irmatov UZB South Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

2

0

2

Nishimura JPN France v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

0

2

0

Hester NZL Korea v Greece 2
Stark GER Argentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

1

1

Simon BRA England v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

Batres GUA Algeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

1

2

Baldassi ARG Serbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

1

1

0

Rodriguez MEX Australia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

Lannoy FRA Netherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

Benquerenca POR Japan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

1

4

Archundia MEX Italy v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

2

0

Damon RSA New Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

Larrionda URU Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

0

3

3

Kassai HUN Brazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

3

1

Maillet SEY Honduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

Webb GBR Spain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

1

5

Busacca SUI South Africa v Uruguay 3
De Bleekere BEL Argentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

5

1

Ruiz COL Greece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

Al Ghamdi KSA France v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

Undiano ESP Germany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

1

3

Coulibaly MLI Slovenia v USA 4
Rosetti ITA Ghana v Australia 2
Pozo CHI Portugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) was the first referee to officiate three games (South Africa v Mexico, England v Algeria and Greece v Argentina). Three other referees have offictiated three games each:  Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay), Yuichi Nashimura (Japan); Hector Baldassi (Argentina). Fifteen referees have officiated at two games each: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles), Carlos Batres (Guatemala), Stephane Lannoy (France), Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia),  Oscar Ruiz (Colombia),  Viktor Kassai (Hungary), Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal), Wolfgang Stark (Germany), Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium), Carlos Simon (Brazil), Jerome Damon (South Africa), Howard Webb (England), Benito Archundia (Mexico), Marco Rodriguez (Mexico), Alberto Udiano (Spain).

Pablo Pozo (Chile) has had the longest wait on the referee panel to referee a game. His first game, Game 30 Portugal v Korea DPR, was the highest scoring game of the tournament. He refereed game 44 as his second game. His two games have produced ten goals.

Five referees on the FIFA panel for this World Cup did not referee a game in the qualifying rounds of the tournament.

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Author: Keith Lyons

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