Who will be the referees at the Qatar 2022 World Cup?
Ivan Barton (Slovenia)
Chris Beath (Australia)
Rafael Claus (Brazil)
Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
Ismail Elfath (United States)
Mario Escobar (Guatemala)
Alireza Faghani (Iran)
Stephanie Frappart (France)
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Mustapha Ghorbal (Algeria)
Victor Gomes (South Africa)
Istvan Kovacs (Romania)
Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Antonio Mateu (Spain)
Andrés Matías Matonte Cabrera (Uruguay)
Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (UAE)
Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
Maguette N’Diaye (Senegal)
Michael Oliver (England)
Daniele Orsato (Italy)
Kevin Ortega (Peru)
Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
Daniel Siebert (Germany)
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
Anthony Taylor (England)
Facundo Tello (Argentina)
Clement Turpin (France)
Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela)
How many assistant referees and video referees will there be?
There will be 69 assistant referees and 24 video referees. Var will be in use at the World Cup.
Which referees will be at the World Cup in Qatar?
Stephanie Frappart from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan will be in charge of the games.
And are there female assistant referees?
Yes, bad news for Qatar’s favorite immigrant workers, Richard Keys and Andy Gray. Neuza Back from Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina from Mexico and Kathyrn Nesbitt from the United States are assistant referees.
Which Qatari referees have history with England?
Dutchman Danny Makkelie was in charge of England’s Euro 2020 semi-final with Denmark and was criticized for fouling Raheem Sterling in extra time.
Slavko Vinčić from Slovenia has a wealth of experience in continental competitions; Arsenal fans might remember him from their 2021 Europa League semi-final with Villareal. He was also the referee for the 2022 UEFA Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz, the Spaniard, was in charge of the 2021 Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.
Do referees and assistant referees mix and match?
No, they come as a power trio.
How are the referees chosen at the FIFA World Cup?
All referees are FIFA Grade 1, they must be nominated by their national association. They also have to pass fitness tests, presumably in conditions that are something like Doha in November, not Doncaster, over 40m sprints and an interval test with 75m sprints and two 12.5m recovery walks. .
Who are the strictest referees in the World Cup?
Keep an eye out for Italian Daniele Orsato; he has handed out 33 cards (one of which was red) as well as two penalties, all in just five European qualifiers for Qatar.
French Stephanie Frappart only made two qualifying games but produced 10 cards.
Further afield, Brazil’s Raphael Claus saw fit to put 30 people on his naughty list in just five qualifying matches.
Young master Michael Oliver, who became the Premier League’s youngest referee at just 25, also has a high rate of yellow cards – he booked 26 in his five qualifiers.
We can’t wait to see Argentine Facundo Tello do his thing. During the Argentine Champions Trophy final in November, he managed to hand out ten red cards after Racing Club midfielder Carlos Alcaraz caused a huge ruckus in front of Boca Juniors fans with the winning goal celebration.