Wilmar Roldán

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Wilmar Roldán

Wilmar Alexander Roldán Pérez (born 24 January 1980 in Remedios, Antioquia) is a Colombian football referee.[1] He was ranked the 7th World's Best Referee of 2015 by the IFFHS.[2]

He has been a referee in the domestic league since 2003 and became a FIFA International in 2008.[3]

He was selected for his maiden Copa América tournament in 2011, where he officiated in two group matches and the third-place match between Venezuela and Peru.[4] Roldán has also officiated at the 2012 Olympic tournament[5] and 2014 World Cup qualifiers.[6]

In March 2013, FIFA named Roldán to its list of 52 candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.[7] In January 2014, FIFA included Wilmar Roldán in its refereeing team for the World Cup. He was the head referee in the Group A match between Mexico and Cameroon.

In April 2017, Roldán was selected as a referee for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.[8] He was selected to officiate the tournament's opening game between the host nation Russia and New Zealand.

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  1. ^ Henao Bolívar, Francisco (1 July 2015). "Wilmar Roldán será el árbitro de la final de la Copa América" (in Spanish). El País. 
  2. ^ http://iffhs.de/the-worlds-best-referee-2015/
  3. ^ FIFA. "Colombia: Referees". Retrieved on 3 May 2013.
  4. ^ Ciullini, Pablo. "Copa América 2011". RSSSF, 14 March 2013. Retrieved on 3 May 2013.
  5. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Great Britain - Korea Republic 1:1 a.e.t. (1:1, 1:1) 4:5 PSO". 4 August 2012. Retrieved on 3 May 2013.
  6. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Uruguay - Paraguay 1:1 (0:0)". 22 March 2013. Retrieved on 3 May 2013.
  7. ^ FIFA. "Open list of prospective referees & assistant referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup". 7 March 2013. Retrieved on 3 May 2013.
  8. ^ FIFA. "Match officials appointed for FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017". 27 April 2017. Retrieved on 15 June 2017.