FIFA name Sikazwe in final phase of 2018 Russia World Cup
Zambian top referee Janny Sikazwe has been named as one of the referees that will stay on for the final phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
There were initially 36 referees and 63 assistants but the FIFA Referees Committee has only selected 17 referees, 37 assistant referees and 10 Video Assistant Referees for the final phase of the tournament.
The 39 year old will be the 4th official in the quarter final match between Russia and Croatia.
Sikazwe and Senegalese DIEDHIOU Malang are the only two African Referees to remain in Russia.
The Zambian whistle man has so far handled two games; Belgium v Panama and Japan v Poland.
He was also the 4th official in the game France beat Peru 1 – 0.
THE FULL LIST
AFC: FAGHANI Alireza (IRN); SHUKRALLA Nawaf Abdulla (BHR)
CAF: DIEDHIOU Malang (SEN); SIKAZWE Janny (ZAM)
CONCACAF: GEIGER Mark (USA); MARRUFO Jair (USA); RAMOS PALAZUELOS Cesar Arturo (MEX)
CONMEBOL: CUNHA Andres (URU); PITANA Nestor (ARG); RICCI Sandro (BRA)
OFC: CONGER Matthew (NZL)
UEFA: CAKIR Cuneyt (TUR); KUIPERS Bjorn (NED); MATEU LAHOZ Antonio (ESP); MAZIC Milorad (SRB); ROCCHI Gianluca (ITA); SKOMINA Damir (SVN)
Video Assistant Referees
CONMEBOL: SAMPAIO Wilton (BRA); VIGLIANO Mauro (ARG)
UEFA: DANKERT Bastian (GER); DIAS SOARES Artur (POR); GIL Pawel (POL); IRRATI Massimiliano (ITA); MAKKELIE Danny (NED); ORSATO Daniele (ITA); VALERI Paolo (ITA); ZWAYER Felix (GER)
The FIFA Referees Committee would like to thank all the match officials that have been involved in the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far for their commitment and professionalism.
Referee designations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches 56 and 57 (6 July 2018)
URUGUAY – FRANCE (Quarter-finals)
Referee: Nestor PITANA (ARG)
Assistant Referee 1: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
Fourth Official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)
Reserve Assistant: Reza SOKHANDAN (IRN)
BRAZIL – BELGIUM (Quarter-finals)
Referee: Milorad MAZIC (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan RISTIC (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor DJURDJEVIC (SRB)
Fourth Official: Jair MARRUFO (USA)
Reserve Assistant: Corey ROCKWELL (USA)
Referee designations – 2018 FIFA World Cup Matches 58 and 59 (7 July 2018)
SWEDEN – ENGLAND (Quarter-finals)
Referee: Bjorn KUIPERS (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander VAN ROEKEL (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin ZEINSTRA (NED)
Fourth Official: Antonio MATEU LAHOZ (ESP)
Reserve Assistant: Pau CEBRIAN (ESP)
RUSSIA – CROATIA (Quarter-finals)
Referee: Sandro RICCI (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emerson DE CARVALHO (BRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcelo VAN GASSE (BRA)
Fourth Official: Janny SIKAZWE (ZAM)
Reserve Assistant: Jerson DOS Santos (ANG)
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