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World soccer’s governing body (FIFA) on releasing the following list of match officials for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Referees will do a FIFA fitness test and if they pass, they’ll go to Russia as one of the World Cup 2018 referees. That’s what the international referee blog says.

According to them, no new referees will join these 36 names as a center referee if everyone passes the tests. But if someone fails, a replacement might be added.

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At a glace of Referees & Assistant Referees name-

Confederation Referee (Country) Assistant Referee
Assistant Referee
AFC Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia) Abdulah Alshalwai (Saudi Arabia) Mohammed Al Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Alireza Faghani (Iran) Reza Sokhandan (Iran) Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan) Abduxamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan) Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed (UAE) Mohamed Alhammadi (United Arab Emirates)
Ryuji Sato (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain) Yaser Khalil Abdulla Tulefat (Bahrain) Taleb Al Maari (Qatar)
CAF Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria) Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Djibril Camara (Senegal) El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
Bakary Gassama (Gambia) Jean Claude Birumushahu (Burundi) Marwa Range (Kenya)
Gehad Grisha (Egypt) Redouane Achik (Morocco) Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Janny Sikazwe (Zambia) Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos (Angola) Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa)
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia) Anouar Hmila (Tunisia)
CONCACAF Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) Juan Zumba (El Salvador)
Mark Geiger (USA) Frank Anderson (United States) Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Jair Marrufo (USA) Corey Rockwell (United States)
Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica) Juan Carlos Mora Araya (Costa Rica)
John Pitti (Panama) Gabriel Victoria (Panama)
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico) Marvin Torrentera (Mexico) Miguel Angel Hernandez Paredes (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Julio Bascuñán (Chile) Carlos Astroza (Chile) Christian Schiemann (Chile)
Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay) Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay) Juan Zorilla (Paraguay)
Andrés Cunha (Uruguay) Nicolas Taran (Uruguay) Mauricio Espinosa (Uruguay)
Néstor Pitana (Argentina) Hernan Maidana (Argentina) Juan Pablo Bellati (Argentina)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil) Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Wilmar Roldán (Colombia) Alexander Guzman (Colombia) Cristian de la Cruz (Colombia)
OFC Matthew Conger (New Zealand) Simon Lount (New Zealand) Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia)
UEFA Felix Brych (Germany) Stefan Lupp (Germany) Mark Borsch (Germany)
Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Bahattin Duran (Turkey) Tarik Ongun (Turkey)
Sergei Karasev (Russia) Anton Averianov (Russia) Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Björn Kuipers (Netherlands) Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)
Szymon Marciniak (Poland) Pawel Sokolnicki (Poland) Tomasz Listkiewicz (Poland)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Pau Cebrian Devis (Spain) Roberto Dias Perez (Spain)
Milorad Mažić (Serbia) Milovan Ristic (Serbia) Dalibor Djurdjevic (Serbia)
Gianluca Rocchi (Italy) Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy) Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) Robert Vukan (Slovenia)
Clément Turpin (France) Cyril Gringore (France) Nicolas Danos (France)

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