He will have two more Argentines, Hernan Maidana and Juan Pablo Belatti as assistant referees. Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will be the fourth official backed up by another Dutchman, Erwin Zeinstra.In addition to handling a French victory, Pitana was also in charge when Croatia beat Denmark in the last 16 on penalties.The 43-year-old’s other game in Russia was Sweden’s 3-0 group-stage victory over Mexico.In Brazil in 2014, Pitana refereed four matches. The last was France’s 1-0 loss to eventual champions Germany in the quarter-finals.For the third-place playoff between Belgium and England in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, FIFA have selected Iranian referee Alireza Faghani.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentine referee Nestor Pitana, who handled France’s quarterfinal against, will be in charge for the final against Croatia.© AFP/File FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russia, July 12 – Nestor Pitana of Argentina will referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia, FIFA announced on Thursday.Pitana, a former actor who has already refereed four games including the tournament opener between host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia and France’s quarter-final win over Uruguay, will take charge of Sunday’s showpiece at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.
Cheap flights carrier Jet2 has announced the launch of the first low-cost flight between Manchester and Tel Aviv.The weekly flight – the only service to Israel’s second city from the north – will commence from May 21st, with the frequency expected to increase to twice per week in October. Commenting on the new flight, Jet2 chief Philip Meeson said that Tel Aviv is an “extremely popular destination” and that he was confident that demand would be high for the flight.”As the only direct route from the north, we are in an unrivalled position to offer both the lowest ever fares and fastest service into Israel,” he said.”This route launch is extremely significant for Jet2.com and emphasises our drive to continue to innovate and expand our reach into a variety of countries and markets.”As well as offering a link to the north’s Jewish community, the flight will also be attractive to those seeking a weekend break in Tel Aviv, with the city offering exciting nightlife, a charming beach and an historic old quarter.Jet2 commenced flights from Leeds Bradford Airport in 2003 and announced the launch of its second base at Manchester in September 2004. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedExtra flights to Tel Aviv to be launched by Jet2.comExtra flights to Tel Aviv to be launched by Jet2.comMore flights to Tel Aviv will be launched by Jet2.comMore flights to Tel Aviv will be launched by Jet2.comNew flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.