Benito Archundia

Benito Armando Archundia Téllez (born March 21, 1966) is a retired Mexican football referee. He is known in Mexico as Armando Archundia, but appears as Benito Archundia in FIFA records. He has been a professional referee since 1985 and has had his FIFA referee permission since 1993. His first fixture as an international referee was the 1994 match between USA and Greece.

Archundia is the all-time leader in appearances at the FIFA World Cup, being one of only two referees who have been appointed for 8 matches, the other being Joël Quiniou. He also shares the record for the most matches officiated in a single World Cup (5 in 2006). The only others who have achieved this feat are Horacio Elizondo in 2006, and Ravshan Irmatov in 2010.[1]

In addition, he has supervised the final of the FIFA Club World Cup twice, in 2005 and 2009.

He originally planned to retire at the end of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but decided to continue for at least another year. He was the referee in the grand opening of the Estadio Omnilife, which featured Guadalajara vs Manchester United.[2]

In addition to working as a professional referee, Archundia is a lawyer and economist.

World Cup

World Cup 2006

Archundia made his first World Cup appearance in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and refereed a total of five matches, equaling the most number of matches by an individual referee (along with Argentina's Horacio Elizondo). His final game was the semi-final between Germany and Italy. In general he was one of the most respected and proficient referees at the 2006 World Cup, and give out an average of only 3 cards per game (the lowest of any referee at the competition).[3]

Tournament Date Venue Round Team 1 Result Team 2
2006 June 13 Germany Olympiastadion, Berlin First Round  Brazil 1 – 0  Croatia
2006 June 18 Germany Zentralstadion, Leipzig First Round  France 1 – 1  South Korea
2006 June 22 Germany FIFA WM Stadion Hamburg, Hamburg First Round  Czech Republic 0 – 2  Italy
2006 June 26 Germany FIFA WM Stadion Köln, Cologne Round of 16   Switzerland 0 – 0 (0 – 3 pk)  Ukraine
2006 July 4 Germany FIFA WM Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund Semi-finals  Germany 0 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Italy

World Cup 2010

His second World Cup appearance was in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and refereed a total of three matches. His final game was the third place play-off between Germany and Uruguay.

Tournament Date Venue Round Team 1 Result Team 2
2010 June 14 South Africa Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town First Round  Italy 1 – 1  Paraguay
2010 June 25 South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban First Round  Portugal 0 – 0  Brazil
2010 July 10 South Africa Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth Third place play-off  Uruguay 2 – 3  Germany


  1. ^ Planet World Cup - statistics
  2. ^ Armando Archundia pitará el Chivas-Manchester y no se retirará
  3. ^ Switzerland v. Ukraine (BBC Sport)

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Preceded by
Netherlands Dick Jol
FIFA Club World Cup final match referees
Benito Archundia
Succeeded by
Guatemala Carlos Batres
Preceded by
Uzbekistan Ravshan Irmatov
FIFA Club World Cup final match referees
Benito Archundia
Succeeded by
Japan Yuichi Nishimura
1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship

The 1993 FIFA U-17 World Championship, the fifth edition of the tournament, was held in the cities of Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, and Gifu City in Japan between 21 August and 4 September 1993. Players born after 1 August 1976 were allowed to participate in the tournament.

1997 in Ecuadorian football

The 1997 season is the 75th season of competitive football in Ecuador.

1999 Copa América

The 1999 Copa América was a football tournament held in Paraguay, from June 29 to July 18. It was organized by CONMEBOL, South America's football governing body.

Due to the low number of entrants, there is no qualifying for the final tournament. Japan became the first non-American team to participate. Uruguay sent a youth team.

2001 FIFA Confederations Cup

The 2001 FIFA Confederations Cup was the fifth FIFA Confederations Cup and the third to be organised by FIFA. It was also the first in which the original hosts, Saudi Arabia, did not participate (they were the nation who founded the tournament, previously known as the King Fahd Cup). The tournament was played from 30 May to 10 June 2001, and co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, who were also hosts for the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. It was won by France, beating hosts Japan 1–0, with a goal from Patrick Vieira.

By winning the tournament, France became the second team to simultaneously be World Cup champions, continental champions and Confederations Cup winners, after Brazil in 1997.

The eight teams were split into two groups of four, in which each team plays each of the others once, with the top two in each group advancing to the semi-finals.

2003 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in United Arab Emirates between 27 November and 19 December 2003. The 2003 championship was the 14th contested. The competition was originally planned to be played earlier in that year, but was moved because of the Iraq War.

2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the eighth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF). It was contested in the United States in July 2005. The United States emerged victorious in the final against an upstart Panama team led by tournament MVP Luis Tejada. After regulation and 30 minutes of extra time ended scoreless, the USA won 3-1 on penalties.

For this edition, the format was switched from four groups of three teams each to the three groups of four teams. As a result, there was one more group stage game for each team, and the likelihood of teams advancing on a coin toss was much less. The top two teams from each group and the two best third-place teams would advance to the quarterfinals.

As usual for the Gold Cup, several of the top teams fielded less than their top squads, including guest teams Colombia and South Africa. Mexico and the United States were missing at least half their usual starters, and a few top name players on smaller nations (Paulo Wanchope and Amado Guevara, among others) also declined to participate. During the tournament, matches in Miami's Group A had to be postponed because of Hurricane Dennis.

2005 FIFA World Youth Championship

The 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship was the 15th edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship. It took place in the Netherlands between 10 June and 2 July 2005.

2005 UNCAF Nations Cup

The eighth edition of the bi-annual UNCAF Nations Cup was held in Guatemala, from February 19 to 27, 2005. All matches were played at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City. The four semifinalists qualified for 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

2005 in American soccer

The 2005 season was the 93rd year of competitive soccer in the United States.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Fourth Round

In the Fourth Round of the CONCACAF 2006 World Cup qualification, the six remaining teams from the Third Round were put in a single group, and played against each other home-and-away. The three teams with most points qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The fourth-placed team, Trinidad and Tobago, advanced to the AFC-CONCACAF playoff against the winner of the Fourth Round of Asia, Bahrain.

2006 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round

In the Third Round of CONCACAF, the 12 winners of the Second Round were divided in 3 groups of 4 teams each. Teams in each group would play against each other home-and-away, and the two teams with most points in each group would advance to the Fourth Round.

2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the ninth edition of the Gold Cup, the football championship of North America, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF), and was won by the United States over Mexico. It was contested in the United States from June 6 to 24, 2007.

This competition was the third tournament without guests from other confederations. As the winner, the United States represented CONCACAF at the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.

2007 UNCAF Nations Cup

The 2007 UNCAF Nations Cup was the ninth version of the biennial football tournament for the CONCACAF national teams of Central America. The event took place in San Salvador, El Salvador from February 8 to February 18, 2007. It was the second time El Salvador hosted the competition. The tournament also served as a qualifying process for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Costa Rica won the tournament on penalty kicks after a 1–1 draw with Panama in the final. It was Costa Rica's sixth title out of nine tournaments played. Panama reached the UNCAF final for the first time but also lost on penalty kicks in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2005.

2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final

The 2009 FIFA Club World Cup Final was the final match of the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup, a football tournament for the champion clubs from each of FIFA's six continental confederations. The match took place at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 19 December 2009, and pitted Estudiantes of Argentina, the CONMEBOL club champions, against Barcelona of Spain, the UEFA club champions.

Estudiantes forward Mauro Boselli opened the scoring in the 37th minute, but Pedro equalised for Barcelona with one minute left in regulation time. Lionel Messi scored the winning goal in the fifth minute of the second half of extra time, securing Barcelona's record sixth trophy for the 2009 calendar year.

2010 CONCACAF Champions League Finals

The 2010 CONCACAF Champions League Finals were a two-legged football match-up to determine the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League champions. Pachuca won the title with a 1-0 home win against compatriots Cruz Azul in the second leg of the final.This was the fourth all-Mexican CONCACAF club championship final in the last five years, and the second in a row.

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification – CONCACAF Third Round

The third round of qualifying matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup from the CONCACAF section featured the 12 winners from the Second Round. The draw took place on 25 November 2007 in Durban, South Africa.

Costa Rica national football team results (2000–09)

Below are listed all the matches played by the Costa Rica national football team between 2000 and 2009.

El Salvador national football team season 2009

The El Salvador national football team fixtures and results in 2009.

United States men's national soccer team results (2000–09)

This is a compilation of every international soccer game played by the United States men's national soccer team from 2000 through 2009. It includes the team's record for that year, each game and the date played. It also lists the U.S. goal scorers.

The format is: home team listed first, U.S. listed first at home or neutral site.

Records are in win-loss-tie format. Games decided in penalty kicks are counted as ties, as per the FIFA standard.


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