Daniele Orsato of Italy will referee the opening fixture of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 between the hosts and Ecuador on Sunday 20 November. The 46-year-old became a FIFA official in 2010 and worked as a video assistant referee (VAR) at Russia.
Few Hours to go! Italian referee Orsato picked to officiate World Cup opener
Italian referee Daniele Orsato was chosen Friday to handle the opening game of the World Cup. FIFA picked Orsato for Sunday's match between host Qatar and Ecuador, describing him as “one of Europe's most experienced referees.” He turns 47 on Wednesday.
Daniele Orsato to referee Opening Match of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Orsato, who was a video review official at the last World Cup, refereed the 2020 Champions League final when Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0. He worked three games at last year's European Championship, which was won by his home country.
FIFA appoints Italian ref, Orsato, for World Cup opener
Italian Daniele Orsato will referee Sunday's opening World Cup match between hosts Qatar and Ecuador in Group A, FIFA said on Friday. The 46-year-old referee will be making his World Cup debut and will be joined by compatriots Ciro Carbone and ...