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Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño (born 12 March 1981) is a Bolivian football referee.

Gery Vargas
Full name Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño[1]
Born (1981-03-12) 12 March 1981 (age 38)[2]
Oruro, Bolivia[1]
Domestic
Years League Role
2008– Bolivian Primera División Referee
International
Years League Role
2012– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Vargas began officiating in the Bolivian Primera División in 2008, refereeing his first match on 17 August 2008 between Jorge Wilstermann and Guabirá.[3] In 2012, Vargas became FIFA listed.[2] Vargas made his club international debut in the Copa Sudamericana on 27 August 2014 in a first stage match between Chilean club Cobresal and Paraguayan club General Díaz.[4]

On 11 June 2015, Vargas officiated his first senior international match, a friendly between Brazil and Honduras.[5] He officiated his first competitive international on 17 November 2015, a World Cup qualification match between Venezuela and Ecuador.[6]

Vargas made his refereeing debut in the Copa Libertadores on 18 February 2016, officiating a second stage match between Mexican club Deportivo Toluca and Brazilian club Grêmio.[7] Later that year, Vargas was selected as an official for the Copa América Centenario, where he officiated a Group B match between Ecuador and Haiti on 12 June 2016.[8]

In 2017, Vargas was selected as a referee for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India,[9] where he officiated three matches.[10]

On 30 April 2018, Vargas was selected by FIFA as one of the video assistant referees for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the first FIFA World Cup to use the technology.[11] Vargas was appointed as the third assistant VAR in his first World Cup match between Argentina and Iceland in Group D.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Senado aprueba homenaje al destacado árbitro orureño Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño" [Senate approves tribute to the outstanding Oruro referee Gery Anthony Vargas Carreño]. senado.gob.bo (in Spanish). Plurinational Legislative Assembly. 7 December 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017 – Referees – VARGAS Gery". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Jorge Wilstermann – Guabirá 3:0 (Liga Profesional 2008 Clausura, 3. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 17 August 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Cobresal – General Díaz 2:2 (Copa Sudamericana 2014, 1. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Brazil – Honduras 1:0 (Friendlies 2015, June)". WorldFootball.net. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Venezuela – Ecuador 1:3 (WC Qualifiers South America 2015–2017, 4. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Deportivo Toluca – Grêmio Porto Alegre 2:0 (Copa Libertadores 2016, Group 6)". WorldFootball.net. 18 February 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Ecuador – Haiti 4:0 (Copa América 2016 USA, Group B)". WorldFootball.net. 12 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  9. ^ "FIFA Match Officials" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Guery Vargas » World Cup 2017 India". WorldFootball.net. 22 October 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Dankert und Zwayer als Video-Assistenten zur WM" [Dankert and Zwayer as video assistants for the World Cup]. kicker.de (in German). kicker-sportmagazin. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Match report – Group D – Argentina-Iceland" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 16 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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