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Who are the confirmed referees for the World Cup 2022?

FANS are preparing themselves to see some entertaining free-flowing football at the World Cup – but that depends on the referee in charge.

FIFA have officially announced their lengthy list of match officials to referee at football’s biggest cup competition.

Michael Oliver is one of the most well-known referees in football

And among those, are some highly-rated referees who have officiated on numerous big occasions.

Find out what refs will be at the winter World Cup below…

Who are the confirmed referees for the World Cup 2022?

There will be a total of 39 referees to officiate at the World Cup in Qatar.

And history will be made as this will be the first FIFA men’s tournament where women have also been selected to officiate games at the tournament.

Stephanie Frappart will be among the first ever female referees to officiate a World Cup tournament

Here is the full list of referees for the World Cup 2022:

  • Ivan Barton (Slovenia)
  • Chris Beath (Australia)
  • Raphael Claus (Brazil)
  • Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
  • Michael Oliver (England)
  • Anthony Taylor (England)
  • 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)
  • Ning Ma (China)
  • Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
  • Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
  • Antonio Mateu (Spain)
  • Andres Matias Matonte Cabrera (Uruguay)
  • Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed (UAE)
  • Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
  • Maguette N’Diaye (Senegal)
  • Daniele Orsato (Italy)
  • Kevin Ortega (Peru)
  • Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
  • Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
  • Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
  • Daniel Siebert (Germany)
  • Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
  • Facundo Tello (Argentina)
  • Clement Turpin (France)
  • Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela)

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