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Massimiliano Irrati

Massimiliano Irrati (Italian pronunciation: [massimiˈljaːno irˈraːti]; born 27 June 1979) is an Italian football referee.

Massimiliano Irrati
Born (1979-06-27) 27 June 1979 (age 40)
Florence, Italy[1]
Domestic
Years League Role
2011–2013 Serie B Referee
2012– Serie A Referee
International
Years League Role
2017– FIFA listed Referee

Refereeing careerEdit

Irrati made his Serie B debut on 27 August 2011, officiating a match between Cittadella and AlbinoLeffe.[2] On 18 March 2012, he made his debut in Serie A, refereeing a match between Bologna and ChievoVerona.[3]

In 2017, Irrati became FIFA listed,[4] officiating his first senior international match on 22 February 2017, a friendly between San Marino and Andorra.[5] Irrati made his club international debut on 13 July 2017, officiating a match between Luxembourgish club Progrès Niederkorn and Greek club AEL Limassol in the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League second qualifying round.[6]

On 30 April 2018, Irrati 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.[7] Irrati was appointed as VAR in his first World Cup match between Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14 June 2018 in Group A, the opening match of the tournament.[8] On 12 July 2018, Irrati was appointed as the VAR for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final between France and Croatia. In total, Irrati was the main VAR for 14 matches during the tournament, the most of any official.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Massimiliano Irrati". ilgiornale.it (in Italian). Il Giornale. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  2. ^ "AS Cittadella – UC AlbinoLeffe 2:1 (Serie B 2011/2012, 1. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Bologna FC – Chievo Verona 2:2 (Serie A 2011/2012, 28. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 18 March 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Education & Technical – Referees by Association: Italy". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  5. ^ "San Marino – Andorra 0:2 (Friendlies 2017, February)". WorldFootball.net. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Progrès Niedercorn – AEL Limassol 0:1 (Europa League Qual. 2017/2018, 2. Round)". WorldFootball.net. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Match report – Group A – Russia-Saudi Arabia" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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