There will be no British referees at the World Cup for the first time in 80 years

FIFA has confirmed the list of the referees for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
There will be 36 referees and 63 assistants at the Russia World Cup.

10 referees are coming from the UEFA countries, while six from each Asian, African, North and South American federations. Two more officials are delegated from Oceania.

No representatives from England, Scotland, Wales or North Ireland have made it into the whole list – for the first time since 1938.

The most prominent Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg lost his place in the FIFA list after moving to Saudi Arabia last year.

The list also included three world-class referees who have an experience of officiating the Champions League final. These are Bjorn Kuipers from the Netherlands, Cuneyt Cakir from Turkey and Felix Brych from Germany.