The game between Brazil and South Korea in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup is one that brings ideas of giant-killing. Can the Asians, currently ranked 28th by FIFA really cause an upset over the top rated team on the planet? If so, there’s a good chance that a slice of fortune will have to go their way and that could come from the officials in charge of the game. Let’s check out who has the whistle and who is in the supporting cast.
Who is Clément Turpin, the referee for Brazil vs South Korea?
The person who has been appointed to officiate this match is Clément Turpin and the Frenchman is no stranger to big games. He has been an international referee since 2010 and you’ll possibly remember his role in the middle of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris earlier this year.
The 40-year-old has previously been a member of the refereeing teams at the UEFA EURO 2016 and 2020 final tournaments, as well as at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Assisting Turpin in this game are compatriots Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore while the fourth official will be Slvko Vincic from Slovenia.
Who is the VAR for Brazil vs South Korea?
The decisions made in that cosy little booth are proving more and more important in tight games and so it’s always worth giving a shout out to those involved. For this game at Stadium 974 Frenchman Jermome Brisard is in the hotseat. His VAR assistant will be Alejandro Hernández from Spain and another Spaniard, Roberto Díaz is in charge of the offside VAR. Benoit Millot from France is the Support VAR.