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New Zealand-based American teacher to handle Nigeria vs Iceland tie

Nigeria vs Iceland – New Zealand’s Matthew Conger will handle Nigeria’s Rusia 2018 second Group D fixture against Iceland on Friday at Volgograd.

This combination of two files pictures created on June 20, 2018 shows Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr (L) in Kaliningrad on June 15, 2018 and Iceland’s coach Heimir Hallgrimsson in Kabardinka on June 17, 2018 during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.Nigeria will play Iceland in their Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO /

The 39-year-old American who resides and teaches in Palmerston North in New Zealand will be assisted by Simon Lount of New Zealand and Tevita Makasini, a Tongan high school tutor.

Lount was born and raised in Leicester in England and works for a company which supplies furniture fittings and architectural hardware.

Lount will be the match’s Assistant Referee 1 (AR1), while Makasini is the Assistant Referee 2 (AR2).

Ricardo Montero of Costa Rica will be the Fourth Official, while Hiroshi Yamauchi of Japan will be the Reserve Assistant Referee (RAR).

While this is going to be the first outing in the 2018 competition for for Conger and the two assistant referees, Montero and Yamauchi are however different.

They are going to be having their second outing, having been involved in Monday’s game between Tunisia and England in Volgograd. (NAN)


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