🏆 The FIFA 2018 World Cup ⚽ is over, but we will bring all statistics from the referees for you guys. 🌏 Lastly, we will bring the South American referees 🕴🏼, who are the representatives of CONMEBOL – Confederation South American of Football (CONMEBOL)
📄 Confederation South American of Football (CONMEBOL), was represented by 21 match officials, divided into referees (6)🕴🏼, assistant referees (12) 🚩 and video assistant referees (3)👨🏻💻. Together they participated in 26 games as referees and fourth officials📊, covering 38% of the 64 games in the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. The video assistant referees (VAR) representants covered almost all games during this tournament, as there were 7 VARs from CONMEBOL. There was at least one CONMEBOL video assistant referee in almost all games in Russia
Nestor Pitana (Argentina) 🕴🏼refereed a total of 5 games, all of them as referee. The Brazilian Sandro Ricci 🕴🏼officiated 6 games, 3 as referee, 1 as fourth official and 2 as VAR. Andres Cunha (Uruguay) 🕴🏼refereed 5 games, 3 as referee and 2 as fourth official. Julio Bascuñán, a Chilean referee, 🕴🏼had also made his great contribution as fourth official, assisting in 5 games. As for the VARs, 👨🏻💻 Carlos Astroza (Chile) oversaw 18 games while the Argentinian Mauro Vigliano participated in 15 games. Both of them were appointed for the final as VARs
A total of 13 games were covered by the CONMEBOL referees, let’s check some statistics.
🚫 417 fouls were awarded | 🔸16 yellow cards (Average of 3 per game) and ♦ 0 red cards
Some important games we can highlight are –🇷🇺 Russia 5 vs 0 Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 (Opening game, officiated by Nestor Pitana – Argentina), 🇫🇷 France 2 vs 1 Australia 🇦🇺(Group Stage, officiated by Andres Cunha - Uruguay), 🇹🇳Tunisia 1 vs 2 England 🏴 (Group Stage, officiated by Wilmar Roldan – Colombia), 🇷🇺 Russia 2 vs 2 Croatia 🇭🇷 (Quarter-finals, officiated by Sandro Ricci – Brazil), 🇫🇷 France 1 vs 0 Belgium 🇧🇪 (Semi-finals, officiated by Andres Cunha – Uruguay) and the World Cup Final (🇫🇷 France 4 vs 2 Croatia 🇭🇷, officiated by Nestor Pitana – Argentina) .
Do you remember any of the CONMEBOL referees