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FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees & Their Pay Scale

FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees

FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees & their Pay Scale: The much awaited FIFA World Cup 2018 Tournament is going to kick start soon in the month of June, where the 32 participating teams are busy with their preparation for the competition. This year the tournament will be hosted by Russia which will have total 64 matches played against the best teams across the world.

Star Football players are all set to showcase their skills in front of millions of spectators, but apart from the key players there will be one man standing in the middle of the field : the referee. His decisions will certainly put a lot of effect on the overall game play.

So here in this article we have specially covered about who will be the FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees and How much are they paid.

Salary Of Every Coach In 2018 FIFA World Cup

The 21st FIFA World Cup is about to begin and the 32 coaches have started. Have you ever wondered how much these coaches earn each year? Well, every manager receives a paycheck. It is not easy to manage a national football team, especially in football, when you have many things to do. It pays the players a lot but what about coaches? The World Cup will have names of coaches with players such as Joachim LowTiteJulian and Stanislav Cherchesov. All these coaches have the enormous responsibility, pressure, expectations, and everything about winning prestigious football titles. Get ready because World Cup Updates offers you a list of the salaries of 32 coaches at the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees

FIFA has already revealed the identities of the World Cup Referees comprising of 36 individuals from across the globe who will officiate the 2018 event. The referees are selected from the six continental federations. The maximum number of referees will be from the European governing body UEFA constituting 10 in number. However this time there is not a single British Official in the entire panel amid the threats of a United Kingdom boycott.

The AFC, CAF, CONCACAF and CONMEBOL confederations each have six representatives, while the OFC has just two.

World Cup 2018 Referee Confederation

Confederation Number of Referees

World Cup 2018 Referees

Referee Confederation Country
Fahad Al-Mirdasi AFC Saudi Arabia
Alireza Faghani AFC Iran
Ravshan Irmatov AFC Uzbekistan
Mohammed Abdulla Mohamed AFC United Arab Emirates
Ryuji Sato AFC Japan
Nawaf Abdulla Shukralla AFC Bahrain
Medhi Abid Sharef CAF Algeria
Malang Diedhiou CAF Senegal
Bakary Papa Gassama CAF Gambia
Ghead Grisha CAF Egypt
Janny Sigazwe CAF Zambia
Bamlak Tessema Wayesa CAF Ethiopa
Joel Aguilar CONCACAF El Salvador
Ricardo Montero CONCACAF Costa Rica
John Pitti CONCACAF Panama
Cesar Arturo Ramos Palazuelos CONCACAF Mexico
Julio Bascunan CONMEBOL Chile
Enrique Caceres CONMEBOL Paraguay
Andres Cunha CONMEBOL Uruguay
Nestor Pitana CONMEBOL Argentina
Sandro Ricci CONMEBOL Brazil
Wilmar Roldan CONMEBOL Colombia
Matthew Conger OFC New Zealand
Norbert Hauata OFC Tahiti
Felix Brych UEFA Germany
Cuneyt Cakir UEFA Turkey
Sergey Karasev UEFA Russia
Bjorn Kuipers UEFA Netherlands
Szymon Marciniak UEFA Poland
Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz UEFA Spain
Milorad Mazic UEFA Serbia
Gianluca Rocchi UEFA Italy
Damir Skomina UEFA Slovenia
Clement Turpin UEFA France

World Cup 2018 Assistant Referees

In the Football World Cup Tournament each Referee is associated with a small team of assistants and thereby FIFA has confirmed total 63 Assistant Referees for the coming tournament.

Generally speaking, the officials who have been selected – both referees and assistants – will be deployed in a number of different roles, such as assistant referee, fourth official and video assistant referee.

Confederation Assistant referees
AFC Yasser Kalil Abdulla Tulefat (Bahrain), Mohammed Al Abakry (Saudi Arabia), Taleb Al Marri (Qatar), Mohamed Alhammadi (UAE), Abdulah Alshalwai (Saudi Arabia), Mohammedreza Mansouri (Iran), Abduxamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan), Toru Sagara (Japan), Jakongi Saidov (Uzbekistan), Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
CAF Redouane Achik (Morocco), Waleed Ahmed (Sudan), Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi), Djibril Camara (Senegal), Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola), Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria), Anouar Hmila (Tunisia), Marwa Range (Kenya), El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal), Zakhele Thusi Silewa (South Africa)
CONCACAF Frank Anderson (USA), Joe Fletcher (Canada), Miguel Angel Hernandez Paredes (Mexico), Juan Carloa Mora Araya (Costa Rica), Corey Rockwell (USA), Marvin Torrentera (Mexico), Gabriel Victoria (Panama), Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
CONMEBOL Carlos Astroza (Chile), Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina), Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay), Emerson De Carvalho (Brazil), Cristian De La Cruz (Colombia), Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay), Alexander Guzman (Colombia), Hernan Maidana (Argentina), Christian Schiemann (Chile), Nicolas Taran (Uruguay), Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil), Juan Zorrilla (Paraguay)
OFC Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia), Simon Lount (New Zealand), Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Anton Averianov (Russia), Mark Borsch (Germany), Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain), Nicolas Danos (France), Elnenito Di Liberatore (Italy), Roberto Diaz Perez (Spain), Dalibor Djurdjevic (Serbia), Bahattin Duran (Turkey), Cyril Gringore (France), Tikhon Kalugin (Russia), Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland), Stefan Lupp (Germany), Tarik Ongun (Turkey), Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia), Milovan Ristic (Serbia), Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland), Mauro Tonolini (Italy), Sander van Roekel (Netherlands), Robert Vukan (Slovenia), Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)

FIFA World Cup 2018 Referees Pay Scale

FIFA has yet not revealed the amount of pay scale that will be granted to the referees and assistant referees at the World Cup, but according to the reports they will receive a fee plus extras per game. The most experienced and qualified referees will be paid $70,000 for their services at the World Cup with a further $3,000 per game officiated.

The same report says that assistant referees will receive a lower fee of $25,000 with an extra $2,000 per game.

Which Referees will Officiate Each game?

As the preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018 are still going on, Federation has not yet appointed match officials for the World Cup games. The Final FIFA Referee Seminar before the onset of the World Cup is set to take place on 4th June 2018, which will be 10 days before the opening game between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia.

It is for sure that the World Cup 2018 Football event will have the most experienced and qualified Referees which will take charge in important and bigger matches of Knock out stages and Final.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Coaches Salary List

Germany coach who led his team to the World Cup four years ago and his first FIFA Confederations Cup title tops the list. The German coach receives £ 3.31 million a year to manage the defending champions. He has been running Germany since 2006. During this period, he scored 370 games, 206 of them winning 55.68%.

In the second place, our Brazilian coach Tate and French coach Didier Deschamps have the same salary. Tite plays a major role in Brazil’s dominant performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He has proved himself in the management of Brazil’s perfectly balanced team to compete for the world title in Russia. French coach Didier Deschamps has been a French coach since 2012 and continues his service to the national team. Led his team to reach the quarterfinals of the final and final World Cup of the 2016 Euro.

World Cup 2018 Referees salary Here is the list

No. Coach Team Salary
1. Joachim Low Germany £3.31m
2. Tite Brazil £3.02m
2. Didier Deschamps France £3.02m
4. Julian Lopetegui Spain £2.58m
5. Stanislav Cherchesov Russia £2.21m
6. Fernando Santos Portugal £1.91m
7. Carlos Queiroz Iran £1.69m
7. Gareth Southgate England £1.69m
9. Jorge Sampaoli Argentina £1.55m
10. Oscar Tabarez Uruguay £1.47m
11. Hector Cuper Egypt £1.30m
11. Jose Pecherman Colombia £1.30m
13. Juan Pizzi Saudi Arabia £1.23m
14. Bert van Marwijk Australia £1.03m
15. Ricardo Gareca Peru £960,000
16. Juan Osorio Mexico £880,000
17. Age Hareide Denmark £810,000
17. Akira Nishino Japan £810,000
17. Roberto Martinez Belgium £810,000
20. Vladimir Petkovic Switzerland £740,000
21. Herve Renard Morocco £681,000
22. Helmir Hallgrimsson Iceland £611,000
23. Zlatko Dalic Croatia £478,500
24. Gernot Rohr Nigeria £436,000
25. Janne Andersson Sweden £392,500
25. Shin Tae-young South Korea £392,500
27. Hernan Gomez Panama £349,000
28. Nabil Maaloul Tunisia £305,500
28. Oscar Ramirez Costa Rica £305,500
30. Mladen Krstajic Serbia £261,400
31. Adam Nawalka Poland £235,600
32. Allou Cisse Senegal £174,500

The FIFA World Cup 2018 beings from 14 June 2018 in Russia.

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