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Sandro Ricci
Sandro Ricci
Personal information
Full name Sandro Meira Ricci
Date of birth 19 November 1974 (1974-11-19) (age 45)
Place of birth    Minas Gerais, Brazil Brazil
Domestic
Years League Role
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Referee   
International
Years Role
2011– Referee   

Sandro Meira Ricci (born 19 November 1974) is a Brazilian football referee. He refereed at 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, beginning with the match between Ecuador and Paraguay on 26 March 2013.

In March 2013, FIFA added Ricci to its list of candidate referees for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Ricci was the Brazilian referee at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, along with assistant referees Emerson de Carvalho and Marcelo Van Gasse. During his debut match France-Honduras, which was played on 15 June 2014, he was the first referee in the world to validate a goal by means of the newly introduced goal line technology.

2014 FIFA World Cup Referees
AFC

Ravshan Irmatov · Yuichi Nishimura · Nawaf Shukralla · Ben Williams

CAF

Noumandiez Doué · Bakary Gassama · Djamel Haimoudi

CONCACAF

Joel Aguilar · Mark Geiger · Marco Antonio Rodríguez

CONMEBOL

Enrique Osses · Néstor Pitana · Wilmar Roldán · Sandro Ricci · Carlos Vera

OFC

Peter O'Leary

UEFA

Felix Brych · Cüneyt Çakır · Jonas Eriksson · Björn Kuipers · Milorad Mažić · Pedro Proença · Nicola Rizzoli · Carlos Velasco Carballo · Howard Webb

2018 FIFA World Cup Referees
AFC

Fahad Al-Mirdasi · Alireza Faghani · Ravshan Irmatov · Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed · Ryuji Sato · Nawaf Shukralla

CAF

Mehdi Abid Charef · Malang Diedhiou · Bakary Gassama · Gehad Grisha · Janny Sikazwe · Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

CONCACAF

Joel Aguilar · Mark Geiger · Jair Marrufo · Ricardo Montero · John Pitti · César Arturo Ramos

CONMEBOL

Julio Bascuñán · Enrique Cáceres · Andrés Cunha · Néstor Pitana · Sandro Ricci · Wilmar Roldán

OFC

Matthew Conger · Norbert Hauata

UEFA

Felix Brych · Cüneyt Çakır · Sergei Karasev · Björn Kuipers · Szymon Marciniak · Antonio Mateu Lahoz · Milorad Mažić · Gianluca Rocchi · Damir Skomina · Clément Turpin

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