The FIFA Referees' Committee has assigned today Australian referee Tammy Ogston to officiate the opening game of the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007, Germany-Argentina, scheduled to kick off at 20:00 local time on September 10 in Shanghai Hongkou Stadium. Tammy Ogston will embark on her third consecutive FIFA Women's World Cup. She also officiated at the Olympic Football Tournament Sydney 2000 as well as at last year's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Russia 2006.

Airlie Keen and Sarah Ho, both of whom are also Australian, will be the assistant referees for this game.

The list of referees selected for the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 has been reduced to 36 after six of the referees failed the fitness test earlier this week. Moreover, Estela Alvarez (Argentina) has been recently added to the original list.

For more information about the referees, please consult

Referees assignments - Games 1-8

Match Match Date No. Venue City Group
GER - ARG 10.09.2007 1 SHANGHAI (CHN) Group A
Referee OGSTON Tammy (AUS)
Assistant Referee 1 KEEN Airlie (AUS)
Assistant Referee 2 HO Sarah (AUS)
Fourth Official KAMNUENG Pannipar (THA)

JPN - ENG 11.09.2007 2 SHANGHAI (CHN) Group A
Referee SEITZ Kari (USA)
Assistant Referee 1 TOVAR Maria Isabel (MEX)
Assistant Referee 2 MUNOZ Rita (MEX)
Fourth Official BENNETT Jennifer (USA)

USA - PRK 11.09.2007 3 CHENGDU (CHN) Group B
Referee PETIGNAT Nicole (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1 LAGRANGE Corinne (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2 VIVES SOLANA Karine (FRA)
Fourth Official DAMKOVA Dagmar (CZE)

NGA - SWE 11.09.2007 4 CHENGDU (CHN) Group B
Referee NIU Huijun (CHN)
Assistant Referee 1 LIU Hongjuan (CHN)
Assistant Referee 2 FU Hongjue (CHN)
Fourth Official OIWA Mayumi (JPN)

GHA - AUS 12.09.2007 5 HANGZHOU (CHN) Group C
Referee CORREA Adriana (COL)
Assistant Referee 1 CANALES Rosa (ECU)
Assistant Referee 2 VILLA GUTIERREZ Maria Luisa (ESP)
Fourth Official ALVAREZ Estela (ARG)

NOR - CAN 12.09.2007 6 HANGZHOU (CHN) Group C
Referee BECK Christine (GER)
Assistant Referee 1 MIRT Irina (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2 DRAEGER Miriam (GER)
Fourth Official ALVAREZ Estela (ARG)

NZL - BRA 12.09.2007 7 WUHAN (CHN) Group D
Referee KAMNUENG Pannipar (THA)
Assistant Referee 1 YOSHIZAWA Hisae (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2 LIU Hsiu Mei (TPE)
Fourth Official GAAL Gyoengyi (HUN)

CHN - DEN 12.09.2007 8 WUHAN (CHN) Group D
Assistant Referee 1 MOHAMMED Cindy (TRI)
Assistant Referee 2 JEFFERY Cynette (GUY)
Fourth Official GAAL Gyoengyi (HUN)