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Italian referee Orsato to officiate World Cup opener

November 19, 2022 10:28 IST

Italian Daniele Orsato will be making his World Cup debut

IMAGE: Referee Daniele Orsato will be making his World Cup debut. Photograph: Annegret Hilse/Reuters

Italian Daniele Orsato will referee Sunday's opening World Cup match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador in Group A, FIFA said on Friday.


The 46-year-old referee will be making his World Cup debut and will be joined by compatriots Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini as his assistants, with Massimiliano Irrati on VAR.

Romanian Itsvan Kovacs will be the fourth referee.


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