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Referees appointed for Saudi Arabia vs Egypt

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FIFA have announced the referees that will officiate the final game in between and , with Colombian referee doing the honours.

Egypt’s dead rubber to close out the group will be officiated by Wilmar Roldan as well as a full team of Colombian officials on the pitch with Alexander Guzman and Cristian De La Cruz being assistant referees while the fourth official is Ricardo Montero. Japan’s Hiroshi Yamauchi will also be deployed as the reserve assistant.

In the so far, Roldan has only officiated the Group G game between England and Tunisia in which he awarded a penalty to Tunisia for a Kyle Walker elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, however more notably he did not award a penalty to England despite the hauling down of Harry Kane from multiple set pieces.

Roldan also carries vast experience, having refereed the encounter between Mexico and Cameroon in the 2014 World Cup however that match was also marred by controversy as two Mexico goals were wrongly ruled out for offside, which is less likely to be an issue now due to the advent of VAR.

The match with nothing more than pride at stake will take place on Monday 25th of June at 4PM Egyptian time, and will take place simultaneously with Uruguay vs Russia which will decide the group winner.

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  1. Yehya Asker

    June 24, 2018 at 12:39 AM

    Can someone please explain why our egyptian referee Grisha hasn’t refed a single game during this world cup and other refs had 2 games already?
    Grisha is on the list of refs for this World Cup according to FIFA!

    • Mo

      June 24, 2018 at 10:41 AM

      They dont need Grisha hahaha
      The only thing he can do is like the other refs in the egyptian league ti give el ahly 10 min extra time when they are losing

  2. Cairo DC

    June 24, 2018 at 12:54 AM

    Who cares …… dude focus
    We got humiliated in the easiest group in the World Cup and your upset the Egyptian ref hasn’t officiated a game . Really ?
    Cooper needs to go the whole EFA needs to resign or get fired because nobody resigns

    • Yehya Asker

      June 24, 2018 at 4:01 PM

      I think you are the one who needs to focus, “dude”.
      First, Where did you read that I was upset? Is asking a question indicate state of mind? I was merely asking a question regarding an egyptian!
      Second, I agree with you regarding both Cuper and EFA board have to go, but again you need to focus because unless they resign (which I doubt because they are spineless gutless bunch of corrupt thieves) you can’t fire them because they are protected by FIFA and if we do fire them then the entire egyptian soccer will be banned due to governmental interference.

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