Federation Internationale de Football Association selects PSL referee to run the line in 2018 World Cup


Also, no English assistant will officiate at the competition.

Qatar's Taleb Al Marri will make his debut appearance at this summer's FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation taking up his position as an assistant referee in the 32-team tournament.

"Between now and the World Cup in June, the selected referees, assistant referees and VARs will be monitored and supported by FIFA Refereeing on an individual basis to ensure they are fully prepared".

But New Zealand's Matthew Conger is among the refs selected, with countryman Simon Lount named as an assistant referee alongside Bertrand Brial (New Caledonia) and Tevita Makasini (Tonga).

With 10 officials, Europe is providing the most number of referees.

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While Webb had the enormous opportunity to referee the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands, the other three English referee who had the same opportunities are George Reader in 1950 (Uruguay vs Brazil); William Ling in 1954 (West Germany vs Hungary); and Jack Taylor in 1974 (West Germany vs Netherlands).

Brazil, France and Holland are among countries using VAR in domestic cup games that have had their officials selected by Federation Internationale de Football Association. Highlights to Anderson's professional career has included selections to the 2016 MLS Cup, 2016 MLS All-Star game and the 2015 Pan American Games Final.

The 38 year old has been a Federation Internationale de Football Association referee since 2008 and was a support referee during the last World Cup in Brazil.

However, there is no Nigerian referee or assistant referee ion the list.