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Fifa name referee for France-Croatia World Cup final

Friday July 13 2018

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana (left) speaks with France's midfielder N'Golo Kante during their Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final match against Uruguay at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. PHOTO | JOHANNEES EISELE |

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana (left) speaks with France's midfielder N'Golo Kante during their Russia 2018 World Cup quarter-final match against Uruguay at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on July 6, 2018. PHOTO | JOHANNEES EISELE |  AFP

Fifa have named Argentinian Nestor Pitana as the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.

The 43-year-old officiated the tournament's opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia and was in charge for France's quarter-final victory over Uruguay, as well as Croatia's last-16 clash with Denmark.

He is joined by assistant referees Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti, as well as fourth official Bjorn Kuipers.

France booked their spot in the final in Moscow with a slender win over Belgium, while Croatia edged past England to seal their place in a World Cup final for the first time in their history.

Here is the full list of officials for the match:

Referee: Nestor PITANA (ARG)

ASR 1: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)

ASR 2: Juan P. BELATTI (ARG)

4th Off. Bjorn KUIPERS (NED)

Res.Ass.Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)