Copa America 2011: Amarilla replaced by Arias
Initially appointed by CONMEBOL for Copa America 2011, Carlos Torres (PAR) was not able to fully recover after an injury and was replaced by Carlos Amarilla (PAR). Two weeks ago, Amarilla refereed the first leg of the Copa Libertadores Final and seemed to be in good shape, but yesterday he failed the fitness test and CONMEBOL needed to find another replacement: Antonio Arias (PAR, photo). Brazilian AR Marcio Santiago also failed the fitness test and was replaced by Hernan Maidana (ARG), who was initially selected as a reserve assistant referee. If no other changes will be made, this is the list of match officials for Copa America 2011: Referees: Antonio Arias (PAR), Salvio Fagundes (BRA), Raul Orosco (BOL), Enrique Osses (CHI), Sergio Pezzotta (PAR), Victor Rivera (PER), Wilmar Roldan (COL), Roberto Silvera (URU), Juan Soto (VEN), Carlos Vera (ECU), Francisco Chacon (MEX), Walter Quesada (CRC). Assistant Referees: Luis Abadie (PER), Luis Alvarado (ECU), Ricardo Casas (ARG), Efrain Castro (BOL), Humberto Clavijo (COL), Hernan Maidana (ARG), Francisco Mondria (CHI), Miguel Nievas (URU), Luis Sanchez (VEN), Nicolas Yegros (PAR), Leonel Leal (CRC), Marvin Torrentera (MEX). The tournament will start on 1 July 2011 in Argentina.
Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011