World Cup 2022 Referees

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Below are the final appointments to the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

A few notes:

  • Two referees for Argentina, Brazil, and England.
  • No VARs for England.
  • Cuneyt Cakir does not return after being suspended by Turkey.
  • 24 referees are designated as VMOs.
  • No official designation of referee/AR trios although most selected referees are selected along with their usual ARs.
  • No official designation of referees attending as reserves. Usually a small number of reserves are used as 1st round fourth officials or a handful of lowkey games.
  • Three female referees and three female ARs appointed to the Men’s World Cup for the first time ever. However, none went through the typical qualifying process including attendance at key tournaments or participating in any Men’s World Cup Qualifiers. In the 2020 Olympics, a “gender neutral” referee list was published but no women referees worked men’s games. Rumors are the above two bullets are because the women will only be used as reserves.
  • Video match officials will use semi-automated offside technology for offside decisions.

Referees Appointed to the 2022 World Cup

NameCountry
AL JASSIM AbdulrahmanQAT
BARTON IvanSLV
BEATH ChrisAUS
CLAUS RaphaelBRA
CONGER MatthewNZL
ELFATH IsmailUSA
ESCOBAR MarioGUA
FAGHANI AlirezaIRN
FRAPPART StephanieFRA
GASSAMA BakaryGAM
GHORBAL MustaphaALG
GOMES VictorRSA
KOVACS IstvanROU
MA NingCHN
MAKKELIE DannyNED
MARCINIAK SzymonPOL
MARTINEZ SaidHON
MATEU AntonioESP
MATONTE CABRERA Andres MatiasURU
MOHAMMED Mohammed AbdullaUAE
MUKANSANGA SalimaRWA
NDIAYE MaguetteSEN
OLIVER MichaelENG
ORSATO DanieleITA
ORTEGA KevinPER
RAMOS CesarMEX
RAPALLINI FernandoARG
SAMPAIO WiltonBRA
SIEBERT DanielGER
SIKAZWE JannyZAM
TAYLOR AnthonyENG
TELLO FacundoARG
TURPIN ClementFRA
VALENZUELA JesusVEN
VINCIC SlavkoSVN
YAMASHITA YoshimiJPN

Assistant Referees Appointed to the 2022 World Cup

ABOLFAZLI MohammadrezaIRN
ABOUELREGAL MahmoudEGY
AL MARRI TalebQAT
ALHAMMADI MohamedUAE
ALMAHRI HasanUAE
ALMAQALEH Saoud AhmedQAT
ARTENE MihaiROU
ATKINS KyleUSA
BACK NeuzaBRA
BEECHAM AshleyAUS
BELATTI Juan PabloARG
BENNETT SimonENG
BESWICK GaryENG
BONFA DiegoARG
BOSCHILIA BrunoBRA
BRAILOVSKY EzequielARG
BURT StuartENG
CAMARA DjibrilSEN
CAO YiCHN
CARBONE CiroITA
CEBRIAN PauESP
CHADE GabrielARG
DANOS NicolasFRA
DE VRIES JanNED
DIAZ MEDINA KarenMEX
DIAZ RobertoESP
DOS SANTOS JersonANG
ETCHIALI AbdelhakALG
FELIZ Raymundo HelpysDOM
FIGUEIREDO RodrigoBRA
FOLTYN RafaelGER
GIALLATINI AlessandroITA
GOURARI MokraneALG
GRINGORE CyrilFRA
HERNANDEZ MiguelMEX
KLANCNIK TomazSVN
KOVACIC AndrazSVN
LISTKIEWICZ TomaszPOL
LOPEZ WalterHON
MAKASINI TevitaTGA
MANSOURI MohammadrezaIRN
MARENGULE ArsenioMOZ
MARINESCU VasileROU
MORA Juan CarlosCRC
MORAN DavidSLV
MORENO TulioVEN
MORIN AlbertoMEX
NESBITT KathrynUSA
NOUPUE ElvisCMR
NUNN AdamENG
ORUE MichaelPER
PARKER CoreyUSA
PHATSOANE SouruLES
PIRES BrunoBRA
RULE MarkNZL
SAMBA El HadjiSEN
SANCHEZ JesusPER
SEIDEL JanGER
SHCHETININ AntonAUS
SHI XiangCHN
SIMON DaniloBRA
SIWELA ZakheleRSA
SOKOLNICKI PawelPOL
SOPPI MartinURU
STEEGSTRA HesselNED
TARAN NicolasURU
URREGO JorgeVEN
WALES CalebTRI
ZEEGELAAR ZachariSUR

Video Match Officials Appointed to the 2022 World Cup

AL MARRI AbdullaQAT
BASCUNAN JulioCHI
BIN JAHARI MuhammadSGP
BRISARD JeromeFRA
DANKERT BastianGER
DE BURGOS RicardoESP
EVANS ShaunAUS
FISCHER DrewCAN
FRITZ MarcoGER
GALLO NicolasCOL
GONZALEZ LeodanURU
GUERRERO FernandoMEX
HERNANDEZ AlejandroESP
IRRATI MassimilianoITA
JIYED RedouaneMAR
KWIATKOWSKI TomaszPOL
MARTINEZ JuanESP
MILLOT BenoitFRA
SOTO JuanVEN
VALERI PaoloITA
VAN BOEKEL PaulusNED
VIGLIANO MauroARG
VILLARREAL ArmandoUSA
ZOURAK AdilMAR

World Cup 2022 Schedule

FIFA typically releases World Cup referee assignments 1-3 days before the match.

RoundDateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Group Game 1Sun, Nov. 20Qatar vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 1Mon, Nov. 21England vs. Iran8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 1Mon, Nov. 21Senegal vs. Netherlands11 a.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 1Mon, Nov. 21USA vs. Wales2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 1Tue, Nov. 22Argentina vs. S. Arabia5 a.m.Lusail
Group Game 1Tue, Nov. 22Denmark vs. Tunisia8 a.m.Education City
Group Game 1Tue, Nov. 22Mexico vs. Poland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Group Game 1Tue, Nov. 22France vs. Australia2 p.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 1Wed, Nov. 23Morocco vs. Croatia5 a.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 1Wed, Nov. 23Germany vs. Japan8 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 1Wed, Nov. 23Spain vs. Costa Rica11 a.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 1Wed, Nov. 23Belgium vs. Canada2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 1Thu, Nov. 24Switzerland vs. Cameroon5 a.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 1Thu, Nov. 24Uruguay vs. South Korea8 a.m.Education City
Group Game 1Thu, Nov. 24Portugal vs. Ghana11 a.m.Stadium 974
Group Game 1Thu, Nov. 24Brazil vs. Serbia2 p.m.Lusail
Group Game 2Fri, Nov. 25Wales vs. Iran5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 2Fri, Nov. 25Qatar vs. Senegal8 a.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 2Fri, Nov. 25Netherlands vs. Ecuador11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 2Fri, Nov. 25England vs. USA2 p.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 2Sat, Nov. 26Tunisia vs. Australia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 2Sat, Nov. 26Poland vs. S. Arabia8 a.m.Education City
Group Game 2Sat, Nov. 26France vs. Denmark11 a.m.Stadium 974
Group Game 2Sat, Nov. 26Argentina vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail
Group Game 2Sun, Nov. 27Japan vs. Costa Rica5 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 2Sun, Nov. 27Belgium vs. Morocco8 a.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 2Sun, Nov. 27Croatia vs. Canada11 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 2Sun, Nov. 27Spain vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 2Mon, Nov. 28Cameroon vs. Serbia5 a.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 2Mon, Nov. 28South Korea vs. Ghana8 a.m.Education City
Group Game 2Mon, Nov. 28Brazil vs. Switzerland11 a.m.Stadium 974
Group Game 2Mon, Nov. 28Portugal vs. Uruguay2 p.m.Lusail
Group Game 3Tue, Nov. 29Netherlands vs. Qatar10 a.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 3Tue, Nov. 29Ecuador vs. Senegal10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 3Tue, Nov. 29Wales vs. England2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 3Tue, Nov. 29Iran vs. USA2 p.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 3Wed, Nov. 30Tunisia vs. France10 a.m.Education City
Group Game 3Wed, Nov. 30Australia vs. Denmark10 a.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 3Wed, Nov. 30Poland vs. Argentina2 p.m.Stadium 974
Group Game 3Wed, Nov. 30S. Arabia vs. Mexico2 p.m.Lusail
Group Game 3Thu, Dec. 1Croatia vs. Belgium10 a.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Group Game 3Thu, Dec. 1Canada vs. Morocco10 a.m.Al Thumama
Group Game 3Thu, Dec. 1Japan vs. Spain2 p.m.Khalifa Int’l
Group Game 3Thu, Dec. 1Costa Rica vs. Germany2 p.m.Al Bayt
Group Game 3Fri, Dec. 2South Korea vs. Portugal10 a.m.Education City
Group Game 3Fri, Dec. 2Ghana vs. Uruguay10 a.m.Al Janoub
Group Game 3Fri, Dec. 2Cameroon vs. Brazil2 p.m.Lusail
Group Game 3Fri, Dec. 2Serbia vs. Switzerland2 p.m.Stadium 974
Round of 16Sat, Dec. 31A vs. 2B10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
Round of 16Sat, Dec. 31C vs. 2D2 p.m.Ahmad Bin Ali
Round of 16Sun, Dec. 41D vs. 2C10 a.m.Al Thumama
Round of 16Sun, Dec. 41B vs. 2A2 p.m.Al Bayt
Round of 16Mon, Dec. 51E vs. 2F10 a.m.Al Janoub
Round of 16Mon, Dec. 51G vs. 2H2 p.m.Stadium 974
Round of 16Tue, Dec. 61F vs. 2E10 a.m.Education City
Round of 16Tue, Dec. 61H vs. 2G2 p.m.Lusail
QuarterfinalsFri, Dec. 9QF1: 1E/2F vs. 1G/2H10 a.m.Education City
QuarterfinalsFri, Dec. 9QF2: 1A/2B vs. 1C/2D2 p.m.Lusail
QuarterfinalsSat, Dec. 10QF3: 1F/2E vs. 1H/2G10 a.m.Al Thumama
QuarterfinalsSat, Dec. 10QF4: 1B/2A vs. 1D/2C2 p.m.Al Bayt
SemifinalsTue, Dec. 13QF2 vs. QF12 p.m.Lusail
SemifinalsWed, Dec. 14QF4 vs. QF32 p.m.Al Bayt
3rd PlaceSat, Dec. 17Semifinal losers10 a.m.Khalifa Int’l
FinalSun, Dec. 18Semifinal winners10 a.m.Lusail

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