The transfer market in the world of football is constantly evolving and now the Saudi Arabian league has taken an interesting step forward. In addition to attracting some of the best footballers in the world, the Saudi League has also decided to add famous international referees to its list of acquisitions, one of the most notable being Colombian referee Wilmar Roldán .
This time, Roldan will be responsible for leading the match between Al Raad and Al Nasr, which is a significant match. The confrontation was all the more important as only Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was present.one of the most outstanding football players in the world.
Wilmar Roldán, internationally renowned for his extensive experience in calling matches at a high level, joins the list of referees of various nationalities who occasionally call matches in this league. The entry of international referees into the Saudi competition represents a bold step for the league to internationalize and improve the level of referees. In addition to having the best players in the world, the league also hopes to do the same in terms of referees.
Roldan will not be doing this task alone, as he will be accompanied by two Colombian colleagues: Alexander Guzmán from Norte Santander and his brother Miguel Roldán, who will have an assistant role. Additionally, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will also be supervised by a Colombian, in this case Mauricio Pérez.
The match between Al Raed and Al Nassr is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 am (Colombian time) at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium. The event is expected to attract attention from fans around the world as watching Cristiano Ronaldo play is always a highlight in the football world.
The incursion of international referees into Saudi football is an example of football’s continued global expansion, attracting talent from around the world, not just players but also refereeing officials. The internationalization of Saudi football brings an exciting future to the league and provides referees around the world with the opportunity to gain experience in an increasingly competitive and attractive competition.
At this point, Roldan, together with Mateu Lahos, Ivan Button, Fernando Lapalini, and Cesar Ramos, became international-level referees who have played in the Saudi League.