August 22, 2018

FIFA pick referees for Friday matches (Vanguard)

FIFA pick referees for Friday matches (Vanguard)

The referees’ appointment arm of world football governing body FIFA at the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Wednesday released names of officials for matches billed for Friday. Three matches are slated for the day, with Egypt taking on Uruguay in Ekaterinburg in Group A. In Group B, Portugal face Spain in Sochi, while Morocco take on Iran at Saint Petersburg. The Egypt-Uruguay match will be officiated by 45-year-old Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers who is participating in his second FIFA World Cup. Kuipers’ numerous high-profile assignments include two UEFA Europa League Finals (2013 and 2018), and one UEFA Champions League Final (2014). Read more

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