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Hector Vergara Added To OSA Soccer Summit Lineup

By OSA News, 02/10/16, 10:45AM EST


The OSA Soccer Summit has added another interesting name to this year's roster of speakers. 

Hector Vergara, long time FIFA match official, Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame inductee and the current Executive Director of Manitoba Soccer has joined the line-up. 

Vergara will speak to match officials in attendance on the topic of offside. 

Vergara began as an official in 1983 and was rewarded for his efforts by being an assistant referee at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Korea/Japan, the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

In addition he was an assistant referee at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Hector spent 19 years on the FIFA referees list and was involved in 11 FIFA competitions.

In total Hector officiated nearly 150 international matches involving teams playing at the highest levels including six CONCACAF Gold Cups and three finals.

He claimed the record for most World Cup games as a referee/assistant referee with 14 when he took the field July 10, 2010.

In 2012, Hector was appointed by FIFA to its Referees Committee as a Development Member. 

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