Wednesday, 15.01.2014

Milorad Mazic is appointed to be the referee on the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014

The best Serbian referee, Milorad Mazic from Vrbas, is appointed by the FIFA Refereeing Committee to be the match official on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil this year! The great news for our football, confirmed from the headquarters of the "World House" of football in Zurich, and his permanent assistant, Milovan Ristic from Belgrade and Dalibor Djurdjevic from Krusevac will travel with Mazic to Brazil.

mazicDuring the autumn season 2013/14, Mazic was the match official on three matches in the UEFA Champions League (Arsenal-Napoli, Barcelona-Milan, Manchester United- Shakhtar Donetsk), he officiated one match in the play-offs for that competition, the match Romania-Greece in the play-offs for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as well as eight matches in Jelen Superliga.

In the season before he had four match in the UEFA Champions League and seven matches more on the international stage. He was born on 23.03.1973 in Vrbas and he belongs to the most elite group of European and World referees. In addition to Mazic , FIFA announced the names of all referees, 32, who will be in Brazil this year, and Mazic will be the only referee from the Balkans. Europe will give a total number of nine referees, and along with Mazic the referees will be: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden) , Felix Brih (Germany) , Cuneit Cakir (Turkey) , Pedro Proenca (Portugal) , Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) , Howard Webb (England) Carlos Velasco Carballo (Spain) and Bjorn Kujpers (Netherlands)

The last referee from Serbia who officiated a match on the FIFA World Cup was Zoran Petrovic, in 1990. in Italy. Petrovic was a also a referee four years earlier, in 1986. in Mexico.