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Mario Escobar (referee)

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Mario Escobar
Full name Mario Alberto Escobar Toca[1]
Born (1986-09-19) 19 September 1986 (age 37)[2][3]
Years League Role
Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala Referee
Years League Role
2013– FIFA Referee

Mario Alberto Escobar Toca (born on 19 September 1986) is a Guatemalan football referee who is a listed international referee for FIFA since 2013.[4] He is also one of the referees for the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Guatemala.

On 15 May 2019, Escobar was officially selected as a referee for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Costa Rica, Jamaica, and the United States.[5] He was summoned to officiate the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between Mexico and the United States, and additionally refereed the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League Final between UANL and Los Angeles FC.

Escobar was also one of the appointed referees of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b "Guatemala - M. Escobar - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Mario Escobar - Matches as referee". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Education & Technical - Referees by Association". 14 August 2017. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  4. ^ "FIFA list of referees" (PDF). resources.fifa.com. 2021. Retrieved 30 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Match Officials Appointed for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". www.goldcup.org. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Designados los árbitros de la Copa Mundial Sub-17 de la FIFA Brasil 2019". Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  7. ^ "List of appointed FIFA Match Officials" (PDF). Retrieved 30 October 2019.