FIFA 2018 World Cup: Nestor Pitana To Officiate Russia vs Saudi Arabia Game

Argentina referee, Nesta Pitana will be the middleman for the FIFA World Cup opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday, 14th, June, 2018.

The 42 year-old will be assisted on the lines by compatriot, Juan Pablo Bellati and Hernan Maidana with  Sando Ricci handling the fourth referee’s duties.

Pitana will become the second Argentina referee to take part in two World Cups after  Norberto Coerezza who officiated two games in the 1970 and 1978.

He was center referee in the semi-final match between Germany and Nigeria at the 2016 Olympic Football Tournament in Brazil.