FIFA Unveils 88 match Officials For France World Cup

FIFA Unveils 88 match Officials For France World Cup

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World football governing body, FIFA Friday unveiled a team of 88 match officials who will be in charge of the 2019 Women’s World Cup holding in France next month, can report.

FFIA Friday unveiled the 88 officials who will be in charge of the 52 matches that will be played at this year’s tournament.

A breakdown of the number shows that 26 referees will be in the centre of the field to oversee the matches while 47 assistant referees will support them.

While 15 Video Assiatant Referees will monitor the matches from the VAR section.

FIFA confirmed the number on its twitter handle Friday saying “The biggest squad of the #FIFAWWC managed by @KSeitz5, has arrived in France today.
26 referees.
47 assistant referees.
15 VARs.

So far, a total of 771 goals have been scored since the tournament’s inception.

This summer, it’s all about the women. Twenty-four teams will play out 52 games for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and with the women’s game stronger than ever, France 2019 promises to be the most exciting and competitive tournament to date.

Will the United States succeed in their mission to repeat and win a record fourth title? Will old foes Japan, Brazil and Germany bounce back, or emerging powers like England, Canada or Australia mount a challenge? And then there are the hosts. Can the highly skilled Les Bleues match the men’s run in 2018 and claim their first women’s title?

The hunt for the most important trophy in women’s soccer begins on June 7 and culminates with the final in Lyon on July 7.

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