The 2022 World Cup Referees have been announced by FIFA. For the first time female referees are selected for this men’s tournament.
- Stéphanie Frappart (France), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda) and Yoshima Yamashita (Japan) are the 3 female referees
- Also female ARs are selected: Neuza Back (Brazil), Karen Diaz Medina (Mexico) and Kathryn Nesbitt (USA).
- 36 referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video referees are selected
- England, France, Brazil and Argentina will have 2 referees present, other countries just 1
Check the full list of match officials (pdf with names of all referees, ARs, video referees)
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Collina explains early selection
Collina explains the early selection, 6 months before the final rounds to be played:
“We are announcing these selections well in advance as we want to work even harder with all those who have been appointed for the FIFA World Cup, monitoring them in the next months. The message is clear: don’t rest on your laurels, keep working hard and prepare yourselves very seriously for the World Cup”