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FIFA picks Colombian for Nigeria vs Greece macth

FIFA has picked 40 year old Colombian citizen Oscar Julian Ruiz as a referee during the Greece versus Nigeria World Cup Group B game coming on Thursday.

Ruiz has refereed at two prior World Cups, and is one of six Latin American referees to have been selected to officiate games and will by accompanied by his assistants, fellow Colombians Abraham Gonzalez and Humberto Clavijo.

The Colombian refereed in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, also blew his whistle at five editions of the Copa America, and led three finals of the Copa Libertadores.