Full list of 2018 FIFA World Cup Match Referees (Officials) & Assistants

FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest international football competitions and it held after every 4 years. This year Russia will host this amazing tournament of joy. This competition features 32 teams which will fight for their honor. These teams will represent their countries and try to grab the topmost position and they can enjoy their victory at least for 4 hours. The first match will be going to take place on 14 June 2018. The whole tournament has got 32 FIFA world cup match referees who will conduct the tournament in a fair manner.

FIFA world cup assistants have a quite important role to play in the matches. The selection procedure of these matches is very crucial and they have selected about 36 FIFA world cup 2018 assistants which will assist the matches. According to the schedule, the entire tournament will conclude on July 15th, 2018. All the football fans are curious to wait for the winning moment.

The full list of 2018 FIFA World Cup Match Referees (Officials) & Assistants

The tournament is incomplete without 2018 FIFA world cup match referees because they play an important role in every match. That’s why the list should be prepared very carefully. In this article, we will discuss these 2018 FIFA world cup officials.

FIFA World Cup Match Referees

IFA has already announced that the there will be 36-man referees and assistant who will assist the match. The list has already been revealed and it includes 2 referees from pro panel. FIFA are also asking for VARs (video assistant referees) to be part this amazing tournament. This will be declared in the month of March 2018 because it needs approval The International Football Association Board. These 2018 FIFA world cup officials come from different countries, “UEFA” has 10 names, while ‘CONMEBOL’ and ‘CONCACAF’ have 6 officials each.

How will these Officials be selected for Matches?

We know that the IFA has selected about 36 FIFA world cup 2018 referees with 2 referees from pro panel. But there are some specific rules for selecting the referees for specific games which are mentioned below in the article.

  • The main list announced by FIFA is the final and it is quite difficult to make any changes. But if any referee fails in fitness test then he will be replaced by reserved officials.
  • Video assistance referee (VAR’s) will be announced in March 2018 after approval from IFAB.
  • One more important rule is that there will be no referee can official match of his national team.
  • FIFA world cup 2018 assistants will be selected 3 days before the actual match.
  • The Referee for the final match has not been declared and it will be announced after the semifinals.

Video Assistance Referee

Every match consists of 1 main referee, 2 assistants and possibly 1 video assistant referee (VAR). FIFA will announce the names in the month of March 2018 and they will add up to 36 man lists and these FIFA world cup 2018 match officials will be acting as Video Assistant Referees (VAR). The salary or match-fees of FIFA world cup match referees depends on their career records and experience.

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