Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Referee Named

The referee for today's USA vs. Norway class will be Nicole Petignat of Switzerland, widely hailed as one of the best female referees in the world. Petignat is no stranger to the U.S. team and big games, having done many important matches over the years. She officiated the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final and the USA's 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup semifinal, where she ejected Shannon Boxx. Today's all-European crew is below:

Referee: Nicole Petignat (SUI)
Asst. Referee: Cristini Cini (ITA)
Asst. Referee: Karine Vives Solana (FRA)
4th Official: Dagmar Damkova (CZE)


Vanessa10 said...

Well it's 3:45 in the morning and I just can't sleep. I'm excited 2 watch the game. I wish the team the best in today's game. GOOD LUCK!!!!! Make us proud.
P.S You always do no matter what=)

whatnow said...

"Ejected"? I think the Laws of the Game call it sending off.