Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final

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Nestor Pitana becomes just the second man to referee the opening game and final of a World Cup.

Refereeing the World Cup final is a dream - Pitana

Nestor Pitana becomes just the second man to referee the opening game and final of a World Cup.

FIFA have named Argentinian Nestor Pitana as the referee for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia.

The 43-year-old officiated the tournament's opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia and was in charge for France's quarter-final victory over Uruguay, as well as Croatia's last-16 clash with Denmark.

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He is joined by assistant referees Hernan Maidana and Juan Belatti, as well as fourth official Bjorn Kuipers.

France booked their spot in the final in Moscow with a slender win over Belgium, while Croatia edged past England to seal their place in a World Cup final for the first time in their history.

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