FCWC 2014: Roldan replaced by Osses

According to Arbitro Internacional, referee Enrique Osses (CHI) will replace Wilmar Roldan (COL) at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup as one of the Colombian ARs failed the fitness test. Assistant referee Eduardo Diaz failed the pre-tournament fitness test and FIFA has decided to exclude the entire Colombian trio from this competition. Enrique Osses, along with his two World Cup assistants, Carlos Astroza and Sergio Roman, will travel to Morocco to replace them at the Club World Cup.
This is the first time, since Massimo Busacca is the Head of Refereeing, when FIFA replaced the entire trio due to an assistant referee failing the fitness test. In previous similar situations, only the affected member of the trio was replaced, allowing the other two to participate in the competition:
- Peter O'Leary (NZL) participated in the 2014 World Cup although his assistant Ravinesh Kumar did not pass the fitness tests due to injury. The AR from Fiji was replaced by Mark Rule (NZL).
- Aden Marwa (KEN) remained as a reserve AR in the World Cup, although referee Daniel Bennett (RSA) failed the fitness test through injury.
- Bakary Gassama (GAM) refereed two games in the Club World Cup last year despite his assistant Felicien Kabanda (RWA) failed the fitness test. Kabanda was replaced by Evarist Mekouande (CMR). In Brazil, Menkounde was kept in Gassama's trio, while Kabanda returned and replaced Ogbamariam (ERI).
- Francisco Mondria (CHI) did not participate in the 2013 Confederations Cup, but was replaced by Sergio Roman in the trio of Chilean Enrique Osses, which was allowed to be part of the tournament.
- Felix Brych (GER) was present at the 2013 Confederations Cup in spite of his AR Thorsten Schiffner being injured and replaced by Stefan Lupp.
- Viktor Kassai (HUN) attended the U-20 World Cup in 2013 without György Ring, his usual assistant.
The policy of replacing the entire referee trio if any member fails the fitness test was previously applied by FIFA between 2006-2010.

                                        Match Officials for FIFA Club World Cup 2014

Referee: Benjamin Williams (AUS, 1977)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream (AUS, 1975)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo (AUS, 1978)

Referee: Noumandiez Doue (CIV, 1970)
Assistant Referee 1: Songuifolo Yeo (CIV, 1970)
Assistant Referee 2: Jean Birumushahu (BDI, 1972)

Referee: Walter Lopez (GUA, 1980)
Assistant Referee 1: Leonel Leal (CRC, 1976)
Assistant Referee 2: Gerson Lopez (GUA, 1983)

Referee: Enrique Osses (CHI, 1974)
Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Astroza (CHI, 1976)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergio Roman (CHI, 1969)

Referee: Norbert Hauata (TAH, 1979)
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita Makasini (TGA, 1976)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Ahupu (TAH, 1985)

Referee: Pedro Proenca (POR, 1970)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR, 1972)
Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Trigo (POR, 1972)