Find Out How Much FIFA Pays World Cup Referees

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 30 November 2022
Find Out How Much FIFA Pays World Cup Referees

Participation in the World Cup tournament is a wonderful opportunity for any football referee in the world.

After great efforts at the level of training and theoretical learning, in addition to presenting a high level in local and continental matches, the international referee gets his sporting reward, which is participating in the arbitration of World Cup matches, but What about his financial reward?

Qatar is currently hosting the 22nd edition of the World Cup, from November 20 to December 18.

FIFA selected 36 pitch referees, 69 assistant referees, and 24 video referees (VAR) to participate in this World Cup.

It is usually difficult to know how much referees are paid by FIFA for their efforts in refereeing matches, but several press reports indicated that

each referee gets $70,000 after being selected to participate in the World Cup before the tournament.

During the tournament, the pitch referee gets $3,000 for each match he referees in the group stage, and it increases to $10,000 if he participates in refereeing knockout matches.

What the referee earns in the World Cup is equivalent to 3 times what he gets in the UEFA Champions League matches.

As for the assistant referee in the World Cup, he earns less money than the pitch referee, as he gets $2,500 in the group stage, and it doubles if he participates in refereeing the knockout rounds of the tournament.

The fourth referee gets the same fee as the assistant referees, but the video technology referee differs from them, as he gets 3 thousand dollars in the group stage and 5 thousand dollars in the knockout rounds.

The pitch referees participating in the Qatar World Cup 2022 are:

From Asia:

Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)

Chris Beath (Australia)

Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Ning Ma (China)

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan Mohammed (United Arab Emirates)

Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)

From Africa:

Bakary Gassama (Gambia)

Mostafa Ghorbal (Algeria)

Victor Gomez (South Africa)

Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Maguette N'Diaye (Senegal)

anny Sikazwe (Zambia)

From North America:

Iván Arcides Barton Cisneros (El Salvador)

Ismail Alfateh (United States)

Mario Escobar (Guatemala)

Said Martinez (Honduras)

Cesar Arturo Ramos (Mexico)

From South America:

Raphael Claus (Brazil)

Andres Matonte (Uruguay)

Kevin Ortega (Peru)

Fernando Rapallini (Argentina)

Wilton Sampaio (Brazil)

Facundo Tello (Argentina)

Jesus Valenzuela (Venezuela)

From Europe:

Stéphanie Frappart (France)

István Kovács (Romania)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

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