FIFA W/C: Brazilian Official For Eagles, Croatia Game

By Ikenga Chronicles June 15, 2018

Brazilian referee, Sandro Meira Ricci has been selected by FIFA to officiate the Group D encounter between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

He is to be assisted by compatriots, Emerson De Carvalho and Mercelo Van Gasse.

The 43-year-old has been an international referee since 2011.

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In March 2013, FIFA added Ricci to its list of candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ricci was the lone Brazilian referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, along with assistant referees Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo Van Gasse.

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During his debut match,France-Honduras, which was played on 15 June 2014, he was the first referee in the world to validate a goal by means of the goal line technology.

Source: Fcnaija

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