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FIFA appoint Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha for U-20 World Cup


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Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha has been officially selected by FIFA to officiate at the U-20 FIFA World Cup set to take place in South Korea in May.

FIFA announced on their website a list of 22 refereeing trios who will officiate the games of the U-20 FIFA World Cup that will be held in South Korea from May 20 to June 11.

Grisha, who has previously spoken to the Egyptian media about his selection for the international tournament, was included in the FIFA’s official list. He will be assisted by Morocco’s Redouane Achik and Waleed Ahmed from Sudan.

The 41-year-old referee as well as, Cameroon’s Alioum Alioum and Zambia’s Janny Sikazwe will be the representatives of the African continent at the U-20 World Cup.

Grisha was at the centre of controversy over the last month after he denied Zamalek a penalty in their 1-0 loss against Misr El-Maqassa, which pushed Zamalek to announce their withdrawal from the league, before deciding to continue their domestic campaign.

It’s worth mentioning that Zambia, South Africa, Senegal, and Guinea will be Africa’s representatives in the U-20 World Cup. The Young Pharaohs failed to make it to Seoul after a disappointing campaign in the 2017 U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in which they finished third of their group.

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