FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees

Concerned authorities have released the FIFA World Cup 2022 referees list. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar next month, with 32 of the world’s best nations competing to hoist the prestigious World Cup trophy in the Middle East.

In addition, FIFA announced in May the names of 129 match officials for the upcoming World Cup, which begins on November 20 and concludes on December 18; the final will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Let’s proceed to the entire content.

How Many Referees Will Be Participating at the Qatar World Cup?

This year’s World Cup will feature 36 referees from 29 different nations. Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor are two well-known Premier League referees among the 36.

Furthermore, 69 assistant referees and 24 video match officials (VMOs) are set to officiate in Qatar, where VAR (Video Assistant Referee) will be used for the first time in the tournament’s history.

The first women to officiate a FIFA men’s tournament will be referees Stephanie Frappart of France, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda, Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan, and assistants Neuza Back of Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico, and Kathyrn Nesbitt of United States.

The Complete List of Referees for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Here is the complete list of FIFA World Cup 2022 referees:

Referees Name Country
Ivan Barton Slovenia
Raphael Claus  Brazil
Ismail Elfath United States
Alireza Faghani Iran
Bakary Gassama Gambia
Victor Gomes South Africa
Ning Ma China
Szymon Marciniak Poland
Andres Matias Matonte Cabrera Uruguay
Salima Mukansanga  Rwanda
Michael Oliver  England
Kevin Ortega Peru
Fernando Rapallini Argentina
Daniel Siebert Germany
Anthony Taylor (England) England
Clement Turpin France
Chris Beath Australia
Matthew Conger New Zealand
Mario Escobar Guatemala
Stephanie Frappart France
Mustapha Ghorbal  Algeria
Istvan Kovacs Romania
Danny Makkelie Netherlands
Antonio Mateu Spain
Mohammed Abdulla Mohammed UAE
Maguette N’Diaye Senegal
Daniele Orsato Italy
Cesar Ramos Mexico
Wilton Sampaio Brazil
Janny Sikazwe Zambia
Facundo Tello  Argentina
Jesus Valenzuela Venezuela

How Much Do FIFA World Cup Referees Get Paid?

First of all, Before the 2018 World Cup, FIFA decided that each referee would receive $70,000 for their participation. Each lineman received a $25,000 bonus for officiating the tournament in Russia.

Furthermore, VAR officials are expected to earn up to $25,000 more than their contracted salary. A referee was paid $3,000 per match during the 2018 World Cup, while a VAR official was paid $2,000 per match.

Wrapping it up

Many football lovers have a special interest in referees along with the game, and for those football lovers, we have presented the FIFA world cup 2022 referees list completely. I hope the FIFA world cup 2022 is delightful for football lovers.

Golam Muktadir is a passionate sports fan and a dedicated movie buff. He has been writing about both topics for over a decade and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his readers. Muktadir has a degree in journalism and has written for several well-known publications, including Surprise Sports.