The Malta FA Refereeing Department announced that international referee Esther Azzopardi has been appointed to officiate in the FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2916 to be played from Friday 30th September to Friday 21st October.
17 referees and 28 assistant referees have been chosen from all 6 confederations all over the world; the 4 European referees are from Malta, Portugal, Russia and the Czech Republic.
All officials arrived in Amman, the capital city of Jordan, last Saturday 24th September, for an intense preparatory week, which involves video analysis of match situations, decision making and Laws of the Game tests; and also further fitness tests and checks.
The 15 participating teams with hosts Jordan form the following groups:
Group A – Jordan, Spain, Mexico, New Zealand
Group B – Venezuela, Germany, Cameroon, Canada
Group C – Nigeria, Brasil, England, Korea DPR
Group D – USA, Paraguay, Ghana, Japan
The FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016 kicks off on the 30th September. The Quarter-Finals will be on the 12th and 13th October; the Semi-Finals on the 17th October; and the Final match on 21st October 2016.