Waikato referee CK Kawana-Waugh in action at the FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup

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Waikato referee CK Kawana-Waugh has made his first appearance at the FIFA U-20 Men’s World Cup.

Kawana-Waugh, the sole New Zealand official in the tournament’s pool of 25, refereed Tuesday’s pool game between Gambia and Honduras.

The game was won 2-1 by Gambia and got off to a flying start with both sides scoring in the opening five minutes.

Honduras were denied an equaliser after a VAR review eight minutes into stoppage time.

Kawana-Waugh, who is the referee manager for WaiBOP Football,was selected by FIFA’s Referees Committee for the tournament in Argentina.

Main photo: CK Kawana-Waugh … at the U-20s World Cup in Argentina.Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

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