Marco Borg has established himself as one of the best FIFA Referees at the World University Games that are being played in the city of Gwangju in South Korea and it comes as no surprise that he has been appointed for the semi-final match being played on Saturday 11th July between Brazil and hosts South Korea.
The other semi-final match between Japan and Italy will be officiated by FIFA Referee Fernando Falce from Uruguay. Both matches are being played at the Yeonggwang Stadium.
Marco Borg’s other matches as referee at these prestigious games were Japan vs Brazil (1-0) and Taipei vs China (1-2). He also acted as Fourth Official in the Japan vs Iran (2-1) and Brazil vs Iran (5-2) matches.
Reacting happily to this well-deserved appointment, Marco Borg commented that “it is of an enormous satisfaction for me personally and for refereeing in Malta to be selected from a pool of 15 international referees to officiate this important semi-final match. My colleagues here in Gwangju are representing much bigger countries, such as Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Japan.”
Director of Refereeing Adrian Casha also welcomed this positive news and remarked that “the success of our match officials abroad strengthens the belief that the MFA is reaping the fruit of its huge investment in refereeing.”