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.
- There are some important test are yet to be taken including the physical fitness test.
- Video Referee would be announced and finalize among the 36-Man list of referees in March 2018 by IFBA (International Football Board of Association).
- None of the referees can refer during the official match of his own country’ team.
- The referee and officials would be announced three days before the match.
- Referee for the final match of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be officially announced after semi-final stage.
|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)|
|18||Mark W. GEIGER||CONCACAF|
|22||Cesar Arturo RAMOS PALAZUELOS||CONCACAF|
|23||Fahad AL MIRDASI||AFC|
|26||Mohammed Abdulla MOHAMED||AFC|
|28||Nawaf Abdulla SHUKRALLA||AFC|
|29||Mehdi ABID CHAREF||CAF|
|31||Bakary Papa GASSAMA||CAF|
|34||Weyesa Bamlak TESSEMA||CAF|