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All FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees known

The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 52 referees (12 referees, 24 assistant referees and 16 video referees) to officiate at the inaugural edition of the FIFA Arab Cup which will take place from November 30 to December 18 next in Qatar.

The list includes 52 referees from 27 countries and six confederations.

The African continent will be represented at this competition by 8 referees including two game directors, the Gambian Bakary Gassama and the Zambian Janny Sikazwe.

The other referees are the assistants, Djibril Camara (Senegal), Elvis Nopue (Cameroon), Zakhele Siwela (South Africa), Jerson Dos Santos (Angola), as well as two video referees: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco) and Ibrahim Aly (Egypt) ).

The competition will start on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 with the match Senegal vs. Netherlands. The host country will enter the competition on the same day against Ecuador. The final will take place on Saturday December 18, 2021, at the Al Beyt stadium.

The appointed referees will be closely monitored before and during the competition by a team of experts made up of FIFA referee trainers and video referees, physical trainers, physiotherapists and sports scientists, with the aim of offering the best possible preparation for the officials concerned.

The competition, which will use video-assisted refereeing technology, is an important step in the preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for referees.

Below is the List of referees per continent:


Rédouane Jiyed Mustapha Ghorbal Maguette Ndiaye Omar Mohamed Bamlak Tessema


Adham Makhadmad Ko Hyung-Jin Ahmad Al-Kaf Abdulrahman Al-Jassim


Fernando Rapallini Gery Vargas Raphael Claus Roberto Tobar Nicolas Gallo Carlos Orbe Mario Díaz de Vivar


Michael Oliver Anthony Taylor Benoît Bastien Clément Turpin Daniel Siebert Orel Grinfeeld Daniele Orsato Danny Makkelie Szymon Marciniak Artur Soares Dias Ovidiu Hațegan Sergei Karasyov Srdan Jovanovic Slavko Vincic Carlos del Cerro Grande Jesus Gil Manzano Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz Cuneyt Cakır


Abdelkader Zitouni


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