Who is Andres Matonte? Uruguayan referee taking charge at the 2022 World Cup

    THE Qatar World Cup is fast approaching and we have been taking a little look at the refs chosen to officiate at this year’s tournament.

    Andres Matonte is one of nine South American referees taking part in Qatar.

    Andres Cunha was the last Uruguayan to referee a World Cup match, back in 2018

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    Andres Cunha was the last Uruguayan to referee a World Cup match, back in 2018Credit: AFP

    Here is all you need to know about him.

    Who is Andres Matonte?

    Andres Matonte was born in 1988.

    He made his debut at the age of just 20, refereeing in the Uruguayan Championship.

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    Since 2019, he has been an official FIFA referee and has taken charge of some important matches.

    His involvement in the 2021 Arab Cup and the South American World Cup qualifiers have earned him a spot at this year’s tournament.

    Andres Matonte was the referee for Nacional's match against Liverpool

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    Andres Matonte was the referee for Nacional’s match against LiverpoolCredit: Getty

    More recently, the 34-year-old took charge of Liverpool, no not that one, and Luis Suarez, yes that one, scored two against them.

    The former Liverpool and Barcelona star has returned to the Uruguayan Primera Division and netted twice for Club Nacional against Uruguayan club, Liverpool FC.

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