Tuesday, 19 June 2018

2018 FIFA World Cup - Referee Appointments - Enrique Cáceres with RUS - EGY, Shukralla in POL - SEN, Skomina in COL - JPN (UPDATE WITH VAR)

Appointments for Tuesday 19 June 2018 at World Cup. 

Match #16
Saransk 19 June 2018 14:00 CET
Colombia - Japan
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid Charef (ALG)
Fifth Official: Anouar Hmila (TUN)
VAR: Danny Makkelie (NED)
AVAR1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
AVAR 2: Sander van Roekel (NED)
AVAR 3: Felix Zwayer (GER)

Match #15
Moscow, 19 June 2018 17:00 CET
Poland - Senegal
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (BHR)
Assistant Referee 1: Yaser Tulefat (BHR)
Assistant Referee 2: Taleb Al Marri (QAT)
Fourth Official: Abdulrahman Al Jassim (QAT)
Fifth Official:  Mohamed Al Hammadi (UAE)
VAR:  Artur Soares Dias (POR)
AVAR1: Tiago Lopes Martins (POR)
AVAR 2: Hernan Maidana (ARG)
AVAR 3: Wilton Sampaio (BRA)

Match #17
Saint Petersburg, 19 June 2018 20:00 CET
Russia - Egypt
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (PAR)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (PAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Zorrilla (PAR)
Fourth Official: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Fifth Official: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
VAR: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
AVAR1: Mauro Vigliano (ARG)
AVAR 2: Carlos Astroza (CHI)
AVAR 3: Szymon Marciniak (POL)


  1. Disappointed by FIFA. They reported Skomina to be from El Salvador (SLV) instead of (SVN) Slovenia.
    Also, the official number for every game they are reporting is wrong. You can cheche the official PDF here:
    We can offer a better service than people working at FIFA.

    1. Why am I not even surprised with this coming from FIFA? :)

    2. Disappointed by Chefren. He wrote "cheche" instead of "check". :-P

    3. I request an on-blog review :D

    4. Sorry, too many things to write in these days.
      Peter, do you want to help me? :)

  2. So it seems, Al-Jassim has changed from VAR specialist to support referee.
    Maybe his performances in training behind the screen were not good enough.

  3. Soham, when we will have the results of MD1 predictions?

    1. Would also be very nice to have an overview of the MD2 predictions (i.e. most-picked referees) as we had before MD1.

    2. I have to mark the Group H games for Matchday 1 and the scoresheet will be readt... Chefren will publish it after that :)

  4. Brych, Geiger and maybe Mazic are the big names without appointment as a referee so far.

    1. Don't forget Irmatov... I think France v Peru, Iran v Spain, Argentina v Croatia and Germany v Sweden are the matches for these 4 referees!

  5. Sander van Roekel one man busy with VAR duties

    1. Carlos Astroza is even busier ;-) Already five matches as AVAR2.

    2. It appears Mr. Astroza will keep doing that as he isn't likely to be on the pitch... But I really hope they give Bascunan a game as main referee instead of giving Roldan his second game!


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