List Of Russia 2018 World Cup Referees And Assistants – 2018 World Cup Match Officials

List Of Russia 2018 World Cup Referees And Assistants – On 29 March 2018, FIFA published the list of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees, on the basis of nationality from all six football confederations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Surprisingly, no single referee or even assistant was included. This comes as a surprise given that the last time a European or World football tournament held without an English Referee was 80 years ago.

Many things have been said as possible reasons why there is no English referee in the List Of Russia 2018 World Cup Referees And Assistants. We are not focusing on that. Our main priority is to list the names of the referees and assistants for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Let’s see them below.

List Of Russia 2018 World Cup Referees And Assistants

Here are the referees and assistants according to their regions (confederations) and countries.

ConfederationRefereeAssistant Referees
AFCFahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia)Abdulah Alshalwai (Saudi Arabia) / Mohammed Al Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Alireza Faghani (Iran)Reza Sokhandan (Iran) / Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)Abduxamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan) / Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)Mohamed Alhammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Ryuji Sato (Japan)Toru Sagara (Japan)
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)Yaser Khalil Abdulla Tulefat (Bahrain) / Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
CAFMehdi Abid Charef (Algeria)Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)Djibril Camara (Senegal) / El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi) / Marwa Range (Kenya)
Gehad Grisha (Egypt)Redouane Achik (Morocco) / Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola) / Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa)
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
CONCACAFJoel Aguilar (El Salvador)Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Mark Geiger (United States)Frank Anderson (United States) / Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Jair Marrufo (United States)Corey Rockwell (United States)
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica)Juan Carlos Mora Araya (Costa Rica)
John Pitti (Panama)Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico)Marvin Torrentera (Mexico) / Miguel Angel Hernandez Paredes (Mexico)
CONMEBOLJulio Bascuñán (Chile)Carlos Astroza (Chile) / Christian Schiemann (Chile)
Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay) / Juan Zorilla (Paraguay)
Andrés Cunha (Uruguay)Nicolas Taran (Uruguay) / Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Néstor Pitana (Argentina)Hernan Maidana (Argentina) / Juan Pablo Bellati (Argentina)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil)Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil) / Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Wilmar Roldán (Colombia)Alexander Guzman (Colombia) / Cristian de la Cruz (Colombia)
OFCMatthew Conger (New Zealand)Simon Lount (New Zealand) / Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
UEFAFelix Brych (Germany)Stefan Lupp (Germany) / Mark Borsch (Germany)
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)Bahattin Duran (Turkey) / Tarik Ongun (Turkey)
Sergei Karasev (Russia)Anton Averianov (Russia) / Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) / Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland) / Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain) / Roberto Dias Perez (Spain)
Milorad Mažić (Serbia)Milovan Ristic (Serbia) / Dalibor Djurdjevic (Serbia)
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) / Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Damir Skomina (Slovenia)Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) / Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Clément Turpin (France)Cyril Gringore (France) / Nicolas Danos (France)

It is also critical to point out that there isn’t any referee or assistant drawn from Nigeria, the giant of Africa.

Also See: List Of All World Cup 2018 Qualified Countries

Key Terms & Meanings

AFC – Asian Football Confederation

CAF – Confederation of African Football

CONCACAF – Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football

CONMEBOL – South American Football Confederation

OFC – Oceania Football Confederation

UEFA – Union of European Football Associations

The officials selected will attend two weeks of preparatory seminars at the Italian Football Federation’s (FIGC) technical centre in Coverciano, which will also include training for video assistant referee (VAR) candidates.

So, what do you say about English referees missing out on the List Of Russia 2018 World Cup Referees And Assistants? Let’s hear from you.

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