Sandro Ricci

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Sandro Ricci
Sandro Ricci, FIFA referee 2015.jpg
Full name Sandro Meira Ricci
Born (1974-11-19) 19 November 1974 (age 44)
Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Years League Role
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Referee
Years League Role
2011– FIFA listed Referee

Sandro Meira Ricci (born 19 November 1974) is a Brazilian football referee. He refereed at 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers,[1] beginning with the match between Ecuador and Paraguay on 26 March 2013.[2]

In March 2013, FIFA added Ricci to its list of candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[3]

Ricci was the Brazilian referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, along with assistant referees Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo Van Gasse. During his debut match France-Honduras, which was played on 15 June 2014, he was the first referee in the world to validate a goal by means of the newly introduced goal line technology.


  1. ^ Profile
  2. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Ecuador - Paraguay 4:1 (1:1)". 26 March 2013. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
  3. ^ CNNSI. "FIFA changes 3 referees preparing for World Cup". Associated Press, 26 March 2013. Retrieved on 22 April 2013.
Preceded by
Turkey Cüneyt Çakır
FIFA Club World Cup final match referees
Brazil Sandro Ricci
Succeeded by
Guatemala Walter López