Meet the referees for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018
PARIS, May 22, 2018: This summer's World Cup will feature no English referees for the first time in post-war history, nor assistants, after FIFA confirmed its official list of 99 match officials for Russia 2018.
England whistler Mark Clattenburg, who retired from Premier League duty last summer, had been included on a pre-selected group drawn up by world ruling body FIFA two years ago.
But his money-spinning move to Saudi Arabia left no English referees on FIFA's World Cup list for the first time since before the second world war.
The referees representing UEFA-affiliated countries are from Germany, Turkey, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.