The 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar next month as 32 of the best countries on this planet battle it out to see who gets a chance to lift the prestigious World Cup trophy in the Middle East.
Back in May, FIFA revealed their list of 129 match officials for the upcoming World Cup which begins on November 20 and ends on December 18, with the final taking place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.
How Many Referees Will Monitor the Games In the Qatar World Cup?
There will be 36 referees from 29 different nations taking part in this edition of the World Cup. Among those 36, two of them are recognized Premier League referees: Michael Oliver and Anthony Taylor.
In addition, 69 assistant referees and 24 video match officials (VMOs) are set to officiate in Qatar as well with VAR (Video Assistant Referee) in play when the tournament kicks off in the Middle East for the first time in history.
This World Cup will also bring another positive change, as referees Stephanie Frappart of France, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita of Japan, along with assistants Neuza Back of Brazil, Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico and Kathyrn Nesbitt of the United States will soon become the first women to be involved in officiating a FIFA men’s tournament.
How Much Do The Referees Get in FIFA The World Cup?
Back in the 2018 World Cup, FIFA decided that each referee would get a payment of $70,000 for their involvement in the competition. Each lineman received $25,000 for officiating in the tournament which was held in Russia.
VAR officials are expected to make up to $25,000 in addition to their contracted pay. For officiating each match, a referee was paid $3,000 and a VAR official received $2,000 in the 2018 World Cup.
Here is the full list of referees involved in the 2022 FIFA World Cup:
- Ivan Barton (Slovenia
- Chris Beath (Australia)
- Raphael Claus (Brazil)
- Matthew Conger (New Zealand)
- 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)
- Michael Oliver (England)
- Daniele Orsato (Italy)
- Kevin Ortega (Peru)
- Cesar Ramos (Mexico)
- Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)
- Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)
- Daniel Siebert (Germany)
- Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)
- Anthony Taylor (England)
- Facundo Tello (Argentina)
- Clement Turpin (France)
- Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela)