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Soccer: Italy's Rizzoli named among World Cup referees

FIFA announces list of 25 officials

15 January, 11:26
Soccer: Italy's Rizzoli named among World Cup referees (ANSA) - Rome, January 15 - Italy's Nicola Rizzoli was named by FIFA on Thursday as one of the 25 referees who will officiate at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Rizzoli, a 42-year-old who is an architect by profession, has been an international referee since 2007.

He won Serie A's best referee award in 2011 and 2012.

He refereed a number of matches at Euro 2012 and also was in charge of last season's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

He will go to the World Cup with his assistants Renato Faverani and Andrea Stefani.

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