Irmatov to Ref Arg-Ger Quarterfinal
POLOKWANE, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 22: Referee Ravshan Irmatov argues with Giorgias Karagounis of Greece as Juan Veron of Argentina looks on during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ravshan Irmatov;Giorgias Karagounis;Juan Veron
Updated at 8:45 AM CDT on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010
FIFA has appointed Ravshan Irmatov of Uzbekistan to referee the Argentina-Germany quarterfinal at the World Cup.
Saturday's game in Cape Town will be the 32-year-old official's fourth match at the tournament, including the opening game between South Africa and Mexico plus Argentina's 2-0 group-stage win over Greece.
Yuichi Nishimura of Japan will take charge of the Netherlands-Brazil quarterfinal in Port Elizabeth on Friday, which will be his fourth match.
Guatemala's Carlos Batres has been appointed to his third match, when Spain and Paraguay meet on Saturday at Ellis Park, Johannesburg.
Olegario Benquerenca of Portugal will officiate the Uruguay-Ghana quarterfinal on Friday at Johannesburg's Soccer City for his third match of the tournament.
Published at 8:42 AM CDT on Jul 1, 2010
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