Aussie referee to control final Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 September 2007 18:04

Brisbane referee Tammy Ogston will have the honour of being the first Australian to control a FIFA World Cup final, appointed to Sunday's Women's World Cup decider between Brazil and Germany.

Ogston also refereed the opening game between Germany and Argentina, as well as the group stage match between Korea DPR and Nigeria and the quarter final between Germany and Korea DPR.

The 37-year-old is one of a few male or female referees to officiate at three World Cups having previously attended the 1999 and 2003 editions of the tournament.

Ogston also became the first Australian referee to control a FIFA World Stars match earlier this year when China hosted the World XI in April which coincided with the World Cup draw.

Isabel Tovar and Rita Munoz, both from Mexico, will be the assistants.

Meanwhile, the Matildas have been short listed by as one of ten teams in the running to be voted 'Most Entertaining Team'.

Similarly striker Lisa De Vanna's spectacular goal against Norway and Heather Garriock's headed goal against Ghana are two of ten goals in the running for the website's 'Goal of the Tournament' award.

De Vanna is also one of eleven players shortlisted by the FIFA Technical Study Group in contention to win the Golden Ball for best player at the tournament.