Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Six African referees chosen for 2018 World Cup

Six African referees chosen for 2018 World Cup

He referred to FIFA President Joseph Blatter's announcement in 2010 about the 2018 World Cup taking place in Russia, something that Nathan claimed was followed by a series of alleged violations of global law by Moscow, including the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain on March 4.

Marwa 41, will do the job with 62 other assistants and 36 referees.

A group of British campaigners didn't think twice before using Moscow's alleged involvement in the Skripal case as a pretext for scrapping the 2010 decision on the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He ruled matches in the 2013, 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, as well as the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The selection will be based on the candidate's VAR experience in domestic leagues, Federation Internationale de Football Association tournaments and Federation Internationale de Football Association refereeing seminars.

Today FIFA has been announced the referees for the tournament, and Rocchi will be one of the officials, along with assistants Elenito Di Liberatore and Mauro Tonolini. Other AFC assistant referees are from the Bahrain, the UAE and Japan. The officials will be divided into two groups, which will also include video assistant referee (VAR) candidates.

But his money-spinning move to Saudi Arabia left no English referees on FIFA's World Cup list for the first time since before the second world war.

The referees representing UEFA-affiliated countries in the World Cup are from Germany, Turkey, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.

Preparations for the road to Russian Federation began in September 2014 not only for the 32 participating teams, but also for the initial group of 53 trios of FIFA referees worldwide.

Also, no English assistant will officiate at the competition.

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