Brazilian Lopes to officiate Sweden-Nigeria semi final match

The list of officials for the match is completed with his two compatriots, Allesandro Rocha and Marcelo Van Grasse, who incidentally served as first and second assistants the last time

Referee Heber Roberto Lopes, who was in charge of Golden Eaglets’ 4-1 thrashing of Iran in the second round l match, has been entrusted by FIFA yet again with the semi-final match against Sweden at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday.
The list of officials for the match is completed with his two compatriots, Allesandro Rocha and Marcelo Van Grasse, who incidentally served as first and second assistants the last time.
Norbert Hauata from Tahiti and Tevita Makasini from Tonga would serve as fourth and reserve assistant referee.
Lopes is one of the elite referees in the South American Confederation and a Brazil 2014 World Cup designated official.
He was at the 2003 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Finland and was named as Brazil Referee of the Year in 2009.
Like it was the last time he handled the game against Nigeria, the Golden Eaglets would be wearing their white jerseys while the Swedes would be on yellow top with blue short.

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