FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees & Assistants List (Officially Announced)

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FIFA has officially announced the list of referees and assistant referees for the mega event World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia in June. There are total 36 men in the list of referees for world cup including two elite referees. The “International Football Board of Association” will announce the “Video Referee” in March 2018. Three big giants of Associations across the globe has given the names of referees, but 10 from UEFA, 6 from CONMEBOL and CONCACAF each has been added to the finalized list so far.

This is for the first time in history of FIFA World Cups that Video Referee is being used. The mega event will be started in June 2018 and will last by the end of July 2018. The following table contains the finalized list of referees for FIFA World Cup 2018.

  1. There are some important test are yet to be taken including the physical fitness test.
  2. Video Referee would be announced and finalize among the 36-Man list of referees in March 2018 by IFBA (International Football Board of Association).
  3. None of the referees can refer during the official match of his own country’ team.
  4. The referee and officials would be announced three days before the match.
  5. Referee for the final match of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be officially announced after semi-final stage.
Match Officials For 2018 FIFA World Cup (Announced)
NO# Match Officials (Confirmed) 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