Referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup

The list of referees and assistant referees at the 2010 FIFA World Cup can be found on this page of the official web site. Each match report provides information about the referee, assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official.

These are the referees who officiated at the 2010 World Cup:

NameCountryTotal GamesGames RefereedGoals
IrmatovUZB5South Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

Argentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

2

0

2

4

5

BaldassiARG4Serbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

Spain v Portugal

1

1

0

1

KassaiHUN4Brazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

USA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

3

1

LarriondaURU4Cote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

Germany v England

0

3

3

5

NishimuraJPN4France v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

Netherlands v Brazil

0

2

0

3

WebbGBR4Spain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

Brazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

1

5

3

ArchundiaMEX3Italy v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

Uruguay v Germany

2

0

5

BatresGUA3Algeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

Paraguay v Spain

1

2

1

BenquerencaPOR3Japan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

Uruguay v Ghana

1

4

2

De BleekereBEL3Argentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

Paraguay v Japan

5

1

0

StarkGER3Argentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

Uruguay v Korea

1

1

3

UndianoESP3Germany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

Netherlands v Slovakia

1

3

3

Al GhamdiKSA2France v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

DamonRSA2New Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

LannoyFRA2Netherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

MailletSEY2Honduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

PozoCHI2Portugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

RodriguezMEX2Australia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

RosettiITA2Ghana v Australia

Argentina v Mexico

2

4

RuizCOL2Greece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

SimonBRA2England v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

CoulibalyMLI1Slovenia v USA4
BusaccaSUI1South Africa v Uruguay3
HesterNZL1Korea v Greece2

FIFA announced on 29 June those referees who will remain in South Africa as of 1 July for the last eight matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

NameCountry
IrmatovUZB
NishimuraJPN
BaldassiARG
StarkGER
SimonBRA
BatresGUA
RodriguezMEX
BenquerencaPOR
ArchundiaMEX
DamonRSA
KassaiHUN
MailletSEY
WebbGBR
De BleekereBEL
RuizCOL
Al GhamdiKSA
UndianoESP
PozoCHI
HesterNZL

Knockout Games

These are the referees who have officiated in the knockout games of the tournament (16 games):

NameCountry Games

Refereed

Goals
StarkGERUruguay v Korea3
KassaiHUNUSA v Ghana

Germany v Spain

3

1

LarriondaURUGermany v England5
RosettiITAArgentina v Mexico4
UndianoESPNetherlands v Slovakia3
WebbGBRBrazil v Chile

Netherlands v Spain

3

1

De BleekereBELParaguay v Japan0
BaldassiARGSpain v Portugal1
NishimuraJPNNetherlands v Brazil3
BenquerencaPORUruguay v Ghana2
IrmatovUZBArgentina v Germany

Uruguay v Netherlands

4

5

BatresGUAParaguay v Spain1
ArchundiaMEXUruguay v Germany5

Qualification Games

These are the referees who officiated in the qualification games (48 games):

NameCountryGamesGoals
IrmatovUZBSouth Africa v Mexico

England v Algeria

Greece v Argentina

2

0

2

NishimuraJPNFrance v Uruguay

Spain v Honduras

Paraguay v New Zealand

0

2

0

HesterNZLKorea v Greece2
StarkGERArgentina v Nigeria

Slovenia v England

1

1

SimonBRAEngland v USA

Ghana v Germany

2

1

BatresGUAAlgeria v Slovenia

Italy v New Zealand

1

2

BaldassiARGSerbia v Ghana

Netherlands v Japan

Switzerland v Honduras

1

1

0

RodriguezMEXAustralia v Germany

Chile v Spain

4

3

LannoyFRANetherlands v Denmark

Brazil v Cote d’Ivoire

2

4

BenquerencaPORJapan v Cameroon

Nigeria v Korea

1

4

ArchundiaMEXItaly v Paraguay

Portugal v Brazil

2

0

DamonRSANew Zealand v Slovakia

Denmark v Japan

2

4

LarriondaURUCote d’Ivoire v Portugal

Cameroon v Denmark

Australia v Serbia

0

3

3

KassaiHUNBrazil v Korea DPR

Mexico v Uruguay

3

1

MailletSEYHonduras v Chile

Slovakia v Paraguay

1

2

WebbGBRSpain v Switzerland

Slovakia v Italy

1

5

BusaccaSUISouth Africa v Uruguay3
De BleekereBELArgentina v Korea

USA v Algeria

5

1

RuizCOLGreece v Nigeria

France v South Africa

3

3

Al GhamdiKSAFrance v Mexico

Chile v Switzerland

2

1

UndianoESPGermany v Serbia

Korea DPR v Cote d’Ivoire

1

3

CoulibalyMLISlovenia v USA4
RosettiITAGhana v Australia2
PozoCHIPortugal v Korea DPR

Cameroon v Netherlands

7

3

Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) was the first referee to officiate three games (South Africa v Mexico, England v Algeria and Greece v Argentina). Three other referees have offictiated three games each:  Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay), Yuichi Nashimura (Japan); Hector Baldassi (Argentina). Fifteen referees have officiated at two games each: Eddy Maillet (Seychelles), Carlos Batres (Guatemala), Stephane Lannoy (France), Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia),  Oscar Ruiz (Colombia),  Viktor Kassai (Hungary), Olegario Benquerenca (Portugal), Wolfgang Stark (Germany), Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium), Carlos Simon (Brazil), Jerome Damon (South Africa), Howard Webb (England), Benito Archundia (Mexico), Marco Rodriguez (Mexico), Alberto Udiano (Spain).

Pablo Pozo (Chile) has had the longest wait on the referee panel to referee a game. His first game, Game 30 Portugal v Korea DPR, was the highest scoring game of the tournament. He refereed game 44 as his second game. His two games have produced ten goals.

Five referees on the FIFA panel for this World Cup did not referee a game in the qualifying rounds of the tournament.

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