Argentina’s Nestor Pitana has been assigned as the referee for the Opening Match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between Сборная России по футболу and Saudi Arabia on Thursday 14 June at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
"You are standing in the stadium and get to lift the trophy. I would say those two hours, starting with the moments shortly before the final whistle, are just one of a kind. You will always carry those with you."
- Philipp Lahm
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days, players | Diego Maradona
One of the greatest football players of all time, he played in four FIFA World Cups, including the 1986 edition in Mexico where he captained AFA - Selección Argentina and led them to victory over Germany in the final, and won the adidas Golden Ball as the tournament's best player.