Lamptey, 42, together with Peru’s Haro Diego are the only two supporting referees on the list of 18 referees and 32 assistant referees appointed by FIFA.

wpid-Referee-Joseph-Lamptey.jpg According to the FIFA Referees Committee, the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 represents the first important step on the road to the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 for match officials.

The Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 will take place from August 3 – 21, with the Maracanã stadium hosting the competition’s men’s and women’s finals.

The opening game of the tournament will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday August 3.

A total of Seven Stadia will host Olympic Football Tournament competitions including 2014 FIFA World Cup host venues: Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Salvador and São Paulo, FIFA said.

By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA

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