Néstor Pitana

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Néstor Pitana
Pitana at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Pitana at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Full name Néstor Fabián Pitana
Born (1975-06-17) 17 June 1975 (age 43)
Corpus, Misiones, Argentina
Domestic
Years League Role
Argentine Primera División Referee
International
Years League Role
2010–present FIFA listed Referee

Néstor Fabián Pitana (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnestoɾ piˈtana]; born 17 June 1975) is an Argentine football referee and former actor who refereed at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2015 Copa América and 2018 FIFA World Cup.[1] He oversaw the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Russia and Saudi Arabia.[2] Pitana was appointed to take charge of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia at Moscow on 15 July 2018. He became the second Argentine referee to take charge of a World Cup Final (after Horacio Elizondo, who did the same in 2006).[3] Pitana's performance in the Final has seen some controversy, mostly related to the use of VAR. France's first goal was scored from a free kick which was seen by many as a dive from Griezmann (however, the current rules related to VAR forbade intervention in the case). France's second goal was scored from a penalty given after Pitana was informed by VAR that he may wish to review the recording of Perišić's handball. After a lengthily deliberation and indecisiveness, Pitana awarded the penalty to France, which many pundits called an incorrect interpretation of the rules, which steered the game into France's favor.

FIFA World Cup[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup – Brazil
Date Match Venue Round
17 June 2014  Russia South Korea Cuiabá Group stage
22 June 2014  United States Portugal Manaus Group stage
25 June 2014  Honduras  Switzerland Manaus Group stage
4 July 2014  France Germany Rio de Janeiro Quarter-final
2018 FIFA World Cup – Russia
Date Match Venue Round
14 June 2018  Russia Saudi Arabia Moscow Group stage
27 June 2018  Mexico Sweden Ekaterinburg Group stage
1 July 2018  Croatia Denmark Nizhny Novgorod Round of 16
6 July 2018  Uruguay France Nizhny Novgorod Quarter-final
15 July 2018  France Croatia Moscow Final

Statistics[edit]

Tournaments Constester Years Matches Yellow card Yellow card Average Red card Red card Average
Argentina Primera División de Argentina Argentina AFA–SAF 2007– 269 1275 4.74 89 0.33
Argentina Primera B Nacional Argentina AFA 2006–2017 61 278 4.55 14 0.23
Argentina Copa Argentina Argentina AFA 2011– 4 19 4.75 1 0.25
Argentina Supercopa Argentina Argentina AFA 2014 1 4 4.00 0 0.00
Argentina Relegation Argentina AFA 2009–2012 4 27 6.75 0 0.00
Chile Copa América Union of South American Nations Conmebol 2015 2 8 4.00 1 0.50
Union of South American Nations Copa Conmebol Libertadores Union of South American Nations Conmebol 2010– 34 158 4.64 7 0.21
Union of South American Nations Copa Conmebol Sudamericana Union of South American Nations Conmebol 2010– 16 79 4.94 7 0.44
Union of South American Nations Recopa Conmebol Sudamericana Union of South American Nations Conmebol 2012; 2015 2 11 5.50 2 1.00
Ecuador South American Under-17 Football Championship Union of South American Nations Conmebol 2011 3 11 3.67 0 0.00
FIFA World Cup FIFA 2014; 2018 9 23 2.56 0 0.00
FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA 2017 2 5 2.50 0 0.00
FIFA World Cup qualification CONMEBOL FIFA 2011– 10 52 5.20 3 0.33
FIFA World Cup Intercontinental play-offs FIFA 2017 1 7 7.00 0 0.00
Friendlies FIFA 2011–2012 2 11 5.50 0 0.00
2016 Río de Janeiro IOCFIFA 2016 2 5 2.50 0 0.00
Totals 2006– 422 1973 4.67 124 0.29
Matches as referee are correct as of 13 August 2018

Source: worldfootball.net[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile on worldreferee.com.
  2. ^ "Nestor Pitana to referee the Opening Match of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia". FIFA.com. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup Final". FIFA.com. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  4. ^ "Néstor Pitana: matches as referee". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 14 August 2018. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Néstor Pitana at Wikimedia Commons

Sporting positions
Argentina
Néstor Pitana
Preceded by
2014 FIFA World Cup Final
Italy
Nicola Rizzoli
2018 FIFA World Cup Final Referee Succeeded by


TBA