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Argentina's Pitana to referee World Cup opener

AFP  |  Moscow 

Argentina's will the opening match on Thursday when hosts play Saudi Arabia, has announced.

The 42-year-old, who officiated during in Brazil, will be in charge for the Group A match at

The Argentine will be assisted by compatriots and Hernan Maidana, with from designated as the fourth

With the (VAR) system making its debut, is the designated VAR in

VAR has been tested this season in both Germany's and Italy's but has been blighted by errors and confusing decisions.

"We are ready to give our best and show consistency but without the good attitude of players it will be very difficult for us," said FIFA's

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 22:10 IST