Gehad Grisha announces the end of his World Cup job
Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha has affirmed that his job at the 2018 World Cup in Russia is over, having officiated a single game in the group stage between England and Panama.
Grisha was the only referee representing Egypt in football’s most prestigious event, after he was previously chosen among 36 match official to partake in the global event.
The 42-year-old referee was assigned to officiate England’s World Cup game with Panama in the second round of Group G, which ended with a remarkable 6-1 victory for the Three Lions.
Grisha stated that the World Cup’s organizing committee did not assign him any other games, thanking FIFA and CAF for giving him the chance to officiate in the showpiece event.
“This is going to be the start of another four years full of work and dedication in order to achieve a new goal,” Grisha wrote on Facebook.
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