FIFA Appoints Five African (No Nigerian) Referees for 2018 World Cup

FIFA Appoints Five African (No Nigerian) Referees for 2018 World Cup

Only five Africans were appointed by FIFA to serve as Match Referees at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and among them 10 assistant Referees.

FIFA announced on Thursday a list of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees confirmed for this Summer’s tournament but while none is from Nigeria, England aren’t represented as well.

The 36 match officials represent 46 different countries, and three are from Senegal – the most from Africa.

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Meanwhile, It will be the first time since 1938 there has been no British official at a World Cup finals tournament.

England’s Mark Clattenburg had been on a long list of referees published in 2016 but he forfeited his place when he left the Premier League for a position in Saudi Arabia last year.

Europe will be represented by referees from Germany, Turkey, Russia, Holland, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.

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