Fernando Rapallini

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Fernando Rapallini
Full name Fernando Andrés Rapallini
Born (1978-04-28) 28 April 1978 (age 44)
La Plata, Argentina
Domestic
Years League Role
2006– Primera B Nacional Referee
2011– Primera División Referee
International
Years League Role
2014– FIFA listed Referee

Fernando Andrés Rapallini (born 28 April 1978) is an Argentine football referee who officiates in the Argentine Primera División. He has been a FIFA referee since 2014.[1]

Refereeing career[edit]

In 2011, Rapallini began officiating in the Argentine Primera División. His first match as referee was on 19 June 2011 between Godoy Cruz and All Boys.[2] In 2014, he was put on the FIFA referees list. He officiated his first senior international match on 5 June 2015 between Chile and El Salvador.[3]

Rapallini has officiated numerous finals in Argentina, including the 2013 Supercopa Argentina,[4] 2017 Copa Argentina Final,[5] 2018 Supercopa Argentina and 2019 Trofeo de Campeones de la Superliga Argentina.[6][7] He was selected by CONMEBOL as the fourth official for the second leg of the 2015 Recopa Sudamericana between Argentine clubs San Lorenzo and River Plate,[8] and officiated the second leg of the 2020 Recopa Sudamericana between Brazilian club Flamengo and Ecuadorian club Independiente del Valle.[9] He also worked as one of the assistant video assistant referees for the 2020 Copa Libertadores Final between Brazilian clubs Palmeiras and Santos.[10]

Rapallini was selected as a match official for the 2015 South American U-17 Championship in Paraguay,[11] as well as the 2017 South American U-17 Championship and 2019 South American U-20 Championship, both in Chile.[12][13] In March 2019, he was selected a referee for both the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland and the 2019 Copa América in Brazil.[14][15][16]

As part of a referee exchange programme between CONMEBOL and UEFA, Rapallini was selected on 21 April 2021 as a referee for UEFA Euro 2020, to be held across Europe in June and July 2021.[17] This marked the first time a South American referee had been selected to officiate at the UEFA European Championship.[18] At the group stage he was the referee of the Ukraine-North Macedonia game (17 June 2021) at the National Arena in Bucharest, and of the Croatia-Scotland clash (22 June 2021) at Glasgow's Hampden Park, as well as the 1/16 game France-Switzerland (28 June 2021) at the National Arena in Bucharest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2021 Refereeing International Lists" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Argentina » Primera División 2010/2011 Clausura » 19. Round » Godoy Cruz – All Boys 1:0". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Friendlies 2015 » June » Chile – El Salvador 1:0". WorldFootball.net. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Argentina » Supercopa Argentina 2013 » Final » Arsenal de Sarandí – Vélez Sarsfield 0:1". WorldFootball.net. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Argentina » Copa Argentina 2017 » Final » River Plate – Atlético Tucumán 2:1". WorldFootball.net. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Supercopa Argentina: Rapallini, el árbitro de Boca-Central" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 25 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Fernando Rapallini, el árbitro para Racing-Tigre" (in Spanish). TyC Sports. 3 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Repaso: Fueron designados los árbitros para la Recopa" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 6 February 2015. Archived from the original on 4 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Árbitros para el partido de Vuelta". CONMEBOL.com. 5 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Patricio Loustau dirigirá la Final Única de la CONMEBOL Libertadores" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. 17 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Árbitros convocados para el Sudamericano Sub-17 - Paraguay 2015" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL.com. 10 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Convocados los árbitros para el Sudamericano Sub-17, Chile 2017". CONMEBOL. 17 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Fernando Rapallini » Campeonato Sudamericano 2019 Chile". WorldFootball.net. Retrieved 22 April 2021.
  14. ^ "Match officials for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 appointed". FIFA.com. 26 March 2017. Archived from the original on 26 March 2019.
  15. ^ "List of Appointed Match Officials FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  16. ^ "Árbitros convocados para la CONMEBOL Copa América - Brasil 2019". CONMEBOL.com. 21 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Referees and assistant referees" (PDF). UEFA. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  18. ^ "Referee teams for UEFA EURO 2020 appointed". UEFA. 21 April 2021. Retrieved 21 April 2021.

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