While the umpires for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, which will begin in November, have been revealed, no Korean referee has been named to the World Cup finals for the third time in a row.



FIFA has announced 36 referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video review referees for the Qatar World Cup.



Referees from the host country Qatar, Iran, Australia, China, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were named as referees. There was no referee.



In Korea, since assistant referee Jeong Hae-sang participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, no one was included in the umpires for the 3rd consecutive World Cup until 2014 Brazil, 2018 Russia and this Qatar tournament.



The umpire includes three female referees and three assistant referees, and it is the first men's World Cup to have a female referee.



Referee Stephanie Frapar from France, Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda, and Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan will serve as the referees, while Neuza Bark (Brazil), Karen Dias Medina (Mexico) and Kathryn Nezbit (USA) will serve as assistant referees.



Referee Frafar is the first female referee for the UEFA Champions League match and the men's World Cup qualifier referee.



Referee Yamashita participated in the 2019 Women's World Cup and last year's Tokyo Olympics.



(Photo = FIFA website capture, Yonhap News)

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