Referee Björn Kuipers takes his team to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia. The arbitrator is by the FIFA on the list of arbitrators set and takes his regular assistants Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra.
It is for the threesome the second time that they are active on a world championship. Four years ago the team already present in Brazil, where Kuipers three matches led.
In the group stage were that England-Italy (1-2) and Switzerland-France (2-5) and in the eighth-finals Colombia-Uruguay (2-0). It was also Kuipers fourth official in the team contest between Ecuador and France (0-0). Team Kuipers also made the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2012 and 2016.
Also Danny Makkelie is a prominent candidate to travel to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Russia, but more on that at a later time, more to be announced.