|Craig Thomson will handle the final game of U17 WC (c) scottishfa.co.uk|
A FIFA referee since 2003, this year Thomson joined his second FIFA U17 WC, after the experience made in 2007 in South Korea. Prior to this final appointment, he had officiated two matches in the competition: Uruguay - Ivory Coast in the group stage, and Morocco - Ivory Coast (full African clash) in the Round of 16.
Norbert Hauata from Tahiti has received the honor to act as fourth official, while the reserve assistant referee will be Mark Rule from New Zealand.
08 November 2013, 17:00 CET (Abu Dhabi)
Mexico - Nigeria
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Derek Rose (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Fourth Official: Norbert Hauata (TAH)
Reserve AR: Mark Rule (NZL)
At the same time, Badara Diatta from Senegal has been appointed by FIFA for the third place match, to be played between Sweden and Argentina. He will be assisted by his regular assistants Djibril Camara and El Hadjii Samba. To complete the officiating crew, Pavel Královec will work as fourth official, while Martin Wilczek as reserve assistant referee (both from Czech Republic).
08 November 2013, 14:00 CET (Abu Dhabi)
Sweden - Argentina
Referee: Badara Diatta (SEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Djibril Camara (SEN)
Assistant Referee 2: El Hadji Samba (SEN)
Fourth Official: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Reserve AR: Martin Wilczek (CZE)