The Wereldvoetbalbonfd FIFA has Monday the names announced of the 36 referees and 63 assistants this summer, the world cup in Russia in good jobs will lead. The 99 officials come from 46 different countries. Belgium is not one of them, and England – for the first time in world cup history – also not.
With 10 judges and 20 assistants remains the European continent that was best represented. That with trios from Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. Eighteen officials come from South America, 16 from Africa, 16 from Asia, 14 from North America and 5 in Oceania.
With two referees and two assistants are the United States as the only country with more than three officials are present in Russia.
The selected referees
Europe: Felix Brych (Ger); Cüneyt Cakir (Tur); Sergey Karasev (Rus); Bjorn Kuipers (Ned); Szymon Marciniak (Pol); Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spa); Milorad Mazic (Ser); Gianluca Rocchi (Ita); Damir Skomina (Sln); Clément Turpin (Fra)
South America: Julio Bascunan (Chl); Enrique Caceres (Par); Andres Cunha (Uru) Nestor Pitana (Arg); Sandro Ricci (Bra); Wilmar Roldan (Col)
Africa: Mehdi Abid Charef (Alg); Malang Diedhiou (Sen); Bakary Papa Gassama (Gam); Ghead Grisha (Egy); Janny Sikazwe (Zam); Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Eth)
Asia: Fahad Al Mirdasi (SAr); Alireza Faghani (Irn); Ravshan Irmatov (Oez); Mohammed Abdullah Mohamed (UAE); Ryuji Sato (Jap); Nawaf Abdullah Shukralla (Bhr).
North America: Joel Aguilar (ESa); Mark W. Geiger (Usa); Jair Marrufo (Usa); Ricardo Montero (CRi); John Pitti (Pan); Cesar Arturo Ramos Palazuelos (Mex)
Oceania: Matthew Conger (Ur); Norbert Hauata (Tah) .