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Paraguayan referee Enrique Cáceres appointed for Egypt-Russia clash

Paraguayan referee Enrique Cáceres appointed for Egypt-Russia encounter

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FIFA have named the referees that will take charge of ’s crucial game against in the second round of the .

The hosts are eyeing the three points to earn a place in the second round of the World Cup, while the Pharaohs must pick up at least a point to keep their qualification hopes alive.

Paraguayan referee Enrique Cáceres will officiate the encounter and will be assisted by countrymen Eduardo Cardozo and Juan Zorrilla, while Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakır will be the fourth official.

The match will be Cáceres’ first one in the World Cup, having only refereed at the Club World Cup, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Copa America, and two U-17 World Cups.

Cáceres became a FIFA referee in 2010 and took charge of four major finals before, 2016 Copa Libertadores, 2017 U17 World Cup, 2017 Copa Libertadores, and 2018 Recopa Sudamericana.

Russia currently top the group after their 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia, while Egypt sit third behind Uruguay, who managed to snatch a late 1-0 win against the Pharaohs.

The hosts will face Egypt on Tuesday, June 19 at 20:00 CLT, a day before Uruguay’s clash with Saudi Arabia.

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