Eighteen referees and 32 ARs officiate will cover the 16-team men’s tournament while 14 referees and 24 ARs will handle the 12-team women’s tournament in Brazil.
The 88 game officials hail from more than 40 nations. From the USA’s Concacaf region, for the men’s tournament, referees Walter Lopez (Guatemala) and Cesar Arturo Ramos (Mexico) made the cut along with two ARs from both Guatemala and Mexico. The Concacaf refs for the women’s tournament are Carol Anne Chenard (Canada) and Lucila Venegas (Mexico), along with two ARs from both Canada and Mexico.
U.S. game officials at the 2012 Olympic Games were ref Mark Geiger and ARs Mark Hurd and Joe Fletcher for the men and ref Keri Seitz and ARs Marlene Duffy and Veronica Perez for the women.