Nestor Pitana to referee Sunday’s World Cup final

Nestor Pitana to referee Sunday's World Cup final

FIFA have picked Argentine referee Nestor Pitana as the referee for Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia.

Pitana, a physical education teacher, has already taken charge of four games at the competition in Russia.

The 43-year-old officiated the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia and was in charge for Sweden’s victory over Mexico, Croatia’s win over Denmark in the last 16 and France’s quarter-final triumph against Uruguay.

Pitana will be joined by assistant referees Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti, including fourth official Bjorn Kuipers.

The former actor is now the second Argentinean referee to officiate a World Cup final after Horacio Elizondo when he refereed Italy’s 2006 conquest over France in Berlin.

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