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PRO crew handed U-20 World Cup quarterfinal tie

Ismail Elfath has been assigned as the referee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal between Italy and Mali on Friday, June 7.

He will be assisted by Kyle Atkins and Corey Parker with Alan Kelly serving as the VAR.

Read more: PRO quartet named as officials for 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup

This will be the third game they have officiated together in Poland as a crew, with Kelly having done a further three games as VAR.

In addition, Elfath was the fourth official for Mali’s spot-kick success over Argentina on Tuesday. Mali were runners-up in Group E and held six-time champions Argentina to a 2-2 tie after extra time, and then progressed after penalty kicks.

Italy, who won Group B, secured their place in the quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory in the Round of 16 over the host nation.

See all their assignments at the 2019 U-20 World Cup


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