Russian Federation selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.
Federation Internationale de Football Association confirmed Pitana's appointment on Tuesday on their official website.
The Argentine will be assisted by compatriots Juan Pablo Belatti and Hernan Maidana, with Sandro Ricci from Brazil designated as the fourth official.
"The Video Assistant Referee team is composed by Massimiliano Irrati of Italy (VAR); Mauro Vigliano of Argentina (AVR 1); Carlos Astroza of Chile (AVR2) and Daniele Orsato, Italy (AVR3)". Mexico played host to the 1970 and 1986 World Cup.
Coach: Ricardo Gareca - The 59-year-old Argentine scored a goal in 1985 that eliminated Peru in the South American qualifiers.
"He made his debut in the Argentinian league in 2007 and officiated his first worldwide match in 2010".
Banned former Federation Internationale de Football Association president Sepp Blatter has received an open invitation from President Vladimir Putin to attend the World Cup in Russia and intends to take it up, Blatter's spokesman Thomas Renggli said on Tuesday.
Double Champions League victor Mourinho earlier predicted that England would emerge from their World Cup group as winners - setting up a predicted match with Poland in the last 16.
The nucleus of the young squad that went to Brazil four years ago has remained, helping the country win a first Asian Cup title in 2015 and develop an attacking style it touts as the Australian way.
However, there are referees from Algeria, Senegal, Gambia, Egypt, Zambia and Ethiopia who will be in charge of games in Russian Federation.
The other projected group winners are Uruguay (Group A, 85 percent), Spain (B, 83 percent), France (C, 95 percent), Argentina (D, 87 percent), Germany (F, 94 percent), Belgium (G, 69 percent) and Colombia (H, 72 percent).