Cunha at Kazan in 2018
|Full name||Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca|
8 September 1976|
|2010–present||Uruguayan Primera División||Referee|
Andrés Ismael Cunha Soca (born 8 September 1976) is an international football referee from Montevideo, Uruguay. He has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2013 and has refereed a number of major matches in Copa Libertadores and Copa América. Cunha has also refereed matches in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Korea Republic. During international matches, his assistant referees are Nicolás Taran and Mauricio Espinosa. At the domestic level, Cunha regularly referees matches in the Uruguayan Primera División.
Cunha officiated the 2018 FIFA World Cup match between France and Australia on 16 June, where he awarded a penalty kick after consultation with Mauro Vigliano, the video assistant referee. The incident marked the first time a penalty had been awarded after consultation with the VAR in a World Cup match.
FIFA World Cup
|2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia|
|16 June 2018||France – Australia||Kazan||Group stage|
|20 June 2018||Iran – Spain||Kazan||Group stage|
|10 July 2018||France – Belgium||Saint Petersburg||Semi-final|
- "Andrés Cunha » Matches as referee". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 Referees – Andrés Cunha". FIFA. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- Johnson, Dale (16 June 2018). "How VAR made history with penalty for France". ESPN. Retrieved 16 June 2018.