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FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees And Their Salaries

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees

FIFA has announced that the three female referees and three female assistant referees selected have been added to the FIFA World Cup 2022 referees list. This is the first time in World Cup history that female referees have been added to the men’s World Cup.

In the biggest competition for men’s football, it will be the first time that match officials of the opposite gender would preside over games. FIFA expressed their hope that the revolutionary decision will become the rule rather than the exception in upcoming competitions when commenting on it.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Females

FIFA Referees Committee chairman Pierluigi stated that we are happy that we have added female officials to the World Cup for 1st time.

Stephanie Frappart(France), Salima Mukansanga(Rwanda), and Yoshimi Yamashita(Japan) are the selected female referees. In contrast, the assistant referees are Neuza Back(Brazil), Karen Daz Medina( Mexico), and Kathryn Nesbitt (United States).

“This marks the end of a drawn-out process that started years ago when female referees were introduced to FIFA men’s junior and senior championships. This approach makes it quite evident that we value quality over gender.

“I’m hoping that in the future, the choice of outstanding women’s match officials for significant men’s events would be seen as regular and not as extraordinary. The critical element for us is that they consistently play at a very high level, earning them a spot at the FIFA World Cup.

Who Else Is Included on the List?

Many famous referees are added to the remaining 36 on the list, like Frenchman Clement Turpin, Anthony Taylor, and Michael Oliver.

The World Cup 2018 final match referee Nestor Pitana from Argentina is not included in the list. While Felix Brych, the current IFFHS World’s Best Referee from Germany, is also not included.

Due to his retirement from the match, Bjorn Kuipers of the Netherlands, last year’s Euro 2020 referee, is naturally absent.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries

Stephanie Frappart

Moreover, FIFA has named Frappart as an official referee since 2009. She has handled many games during her career, especially French Ligue 1.

Stephanie Frappart match referee

She also fulfilled the goal of becoming the first woman to officiate matches in the UEFA Champions League in 2020. The French official is about to reach another career milestone as she will officiate the most prominent men’s soccer tournament. She charged a €5,000 fee per match in the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Salima Mukansanga

Salima Mukansanga, who has been working for FIFA tournaments since 2012, will also be able to referee games at the highest level of football events. She has experience officiating games at the Summer Olympics and the Women’s World Cup.

Salima Mukansanga match referee

She is also the first woman to be allowed to referee at the African Cup of Nations. She will now be awarded a ticket to Qatar, making her the first African woman to achieve this milestone. For the World Cup 2022, Salima will get the €5,000 fee for every match in the tournament.

Yamashita Yoshimi

Yamashita Yoshimi, one of the three female match referees selected for the World Cup 2022, is among the most well-known names on the list of female football referees.

Yamashita Yoshimi match referee

The Japanese referee, who refereed the Women’s World Cup 2019, has a strong record. Also, they officiated one Olympic game between Sweden and the United States in 2020. She is currently traveling to Qatar for a new professional achievement. She will receive €5,000 from FIFA per match fee in the World Cup.

Assistant Female Referees Salaries

Kathryn Nesbitt

Kathryn Nesbitt assistant referee

Since 2016, Nesbitt has been an assistant referee, and FIFA upgraded him to video referee in 2022. She carried out her duties at the 2020 MLS Cup final as well. She will, though, travel to Qatar to serve as an assistant referee, as FIFA has revealed. She will charge a €2500 fee for every match in the World Cup 2022.

Karen Diaz Medina

Karen decided to join FIFA as an assistant referee in 2018 and soon made history by becoming one of the few women to carry the men’s soccer World Cup.

Karen Diaz Medina assistant referee

She is motivated to deliver her best effort after being the first Mexican chosen to take part in the best football contest. Diaz gets the €2500 fee per match in the upcoming World Cup.

Neuza Back

Due to her extensive experience and ability to referee games at the highest level, the Brazilian was also chosen to serve as an assistant referee at the World Cup 2022.

Neuza Back assistant referee

Since being designated by FIFA as an international referee in 2014, Neuza has officiated numerous high-profile games. She will now have the prospect of participating in the biggest football contest in history. She gets €5k per match in the 2022 World Cup.

Salaries of Female Referees By World Cup

Referee Per Match Fee Role Total Payout
Yamashita Yoshimi €5k Match Referee €30k
Salima Mukansanga €5k Match Referee €300k
Stephanie Frappart €5k Match Referee €300k
Neuza Back €2500 Assistant Referee €150k
Karen Diaz Medina €2500 Assistant Referee €150k
Kathryn Nesbitt €2500 Assistant Referee €150k


Aqeel Ahmad
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