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{Updated} List of 2018 FIFA World Cup Referees & Assistants Announced

FIFA, the Federation of International Football Association, has finally confirmed the 2018 FIFA World Cup referees and assistants for all the matches. A total number of 36 FIFA 2018 officials have announced including the two referees from the FIFA’s pro panel. FIFA is putting too many efforts to bring the Video Assistant Referees (VARs) into play and be the part of 2018 Football World Cup. This decision needs approval from the IFAB (International Football Association Board).

List of 2018 FIFA World Cup Referees & Assistants Announced

The new rules for FIFA 2018 have already been announced and will be useful in every match played during the world cup that hosted in Russia. The list includes the officials and referees from all part of this globe. There are six officials from CONCACAF, six from CONMEBOL, and ten from UEFA. We have provided you the complete list of the FIFA 2018 match officials that have announced so far, Any changes in the list will be informed to you, and you can stay updated on this blog.

The list of 36 officials has been confirmed by FIFA and these officials will be heading to Russia for the FIFA world cup football 2018 that is going to kick start from June 14, 2018. This world cup will be the first one to experience the video refereeing as FIFA is all ignited to make the entry of this technique in the matches to play during the world cup. IFAB is yet to sign it as official, but FIFA has already started the preparations for it. The approvals from the IFAB are however come, and they will arrive by March 2018.

Referee Selection Rules for Football World Cup 2018 for a Match

FIFA is very strict for the world cup have also laid down the rules for the selection of referees and assistants for every match that will be played from 14 June to 15 July 2018. Here are the rules that every FIFA lover should give a look to:

  1. The 36-Men referee list announced by FIFA is full and final and will not change unless any of the officials fail the fitness test or is replaced by reserved officials.
  2. After approval from IFAB, the Video Referee Assistants will be announced in March 2018 from this list only.
  3. No referee can be the citizen of the teams playing the match.
  4. The referees, assistants and other officials must be selected before 3 days of the match.
  5. The referees and officials for the final matches will be announced only after semi-finals after viewing their performances.

Total Referees in the World Cup FIFA 2018 Match

For every match to be played in this popular FIFA tournament 2018 there would be 1 main referee, 2 assistant referees, and 1 video assistant referee. There would be few other officials for the matches as well.

Confirmed List of FIFA 2018 Match Referees & Assistants & Video Assistant Referees
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Confirmed 2018 FIFA World Cup Referees
FEDERATION
1 Felix BRYCH UEFA (Elite Panel)
2 Cüneyt CAKIR UEFA (Elite Panel)
3 Sergey KARASEV UEFA (Elite Panel)
4 Bjorn KUIPERS UEFA (Elite Panel)
5 Szymon MARCINIAK UEFA (Elite Panel)
6 Antonio Miguel MATEU LAHOZ UEFA (Elite Panel)
7 Milorad MAZIC UEFA (Elite Panel)
8 Gianluca ROCCHI UEFA (Elite Panel)
9 Damir SKOMINA UEFA (Elite Panel)
10 Clement TURPIN UEFA (Elite Panel)
11 Julio BASCUÑAN CONMEBOL
12 Enrique CACERES CONMEBOL
13 Andres CUNHA CONMEBOL
14 Nestor PITANA CONMEBOL
15 Sandro RICCI CONMEBOL
16 Wilmar ROLDAN CONMEBOL
17 Joel AGUILAR CONCACAF
18 Mark W. GEIGER CONCACAF
19 Jair MARRUFO CONCACAF
20 Ricardo MONTERO CONCACAF
21 John PITTI CONCACAF
22 Cesar Arturo RAMOS PALAZUELOS CONCACAF
23 Fahad AL MIRDASI AFC
24 Alireza FAGHANI AFC
25 Ravshan IRMATOV AFC
26 Mohammed Abdulla MOHAMED AFC
27 Ryuji SATO AFC
28 Nawaf Abdulla SHUKRALLA AFC
29 Mehdi ABID CHAREF CAF
30 Malang DIEDHIOU CAF
31 Bakary Papa GASSAMA CAF
32 Ghead GRISHA CAF
33 Janny SIKAZWE CAF
34 Weyesa Bamlak TESSEMA CAF
35 Matthew CONGER OFC
36 Norbert HAUATA OFC

Above mentioned is the full and final list of the official 2018 FIFA World Cup Referees announced by the FIFA and this list is totally confirmed. The list will not be changed unless the officials fail the fitness test or are replaced by the reserved officials.

Conclusion

The List is filled with Experienced and well talented for 2018 FIFA World Cup Match Referees with assistance.

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{Updated} List of 2018 FIFA World Cup Referees & Assistants Announced
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FIFA, the Federation of International Football Association, has finally confirmed the 2018 FIFA World Cup referees and assistants for all the matches. A total number of 36 FIFA 2018 officials have announced including the two referees from the FIFA’s pro panel.
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