Tuesday 19 October 2021
Today, Tuesday, the FIFA Referees Committee announced the appointment of 52 match referees (12 field referees, 24 assistant referees, and 16 video referees) from 27 countries from all the continental federations to referee the Arab Cup matches that will be held in Qatar 2021.
The Arab Cup kicks off in Qatar on Tuesday (November 30th) with a match between Tunisia and Mauritania at Ahmed Ben Ali Stadium. Qatar, the host of the tournament, will start its campaign on the same day when it faces Bahrain at Al Bayt Stadium.
The Arab Cup in its first edition will conclude with the final match on Saturday, December 18th at Al Bayt Stadium.
FIFA explained that the appointed referees will be closely monitored before and during the tournament by technical specialists including FIFA coaches for referees, video referees, fitness trainers, physiotherapists and sports scientists in order to provide the referees, assistant referees and video referees with the best possible preparation and support.
The Arab Cup will use the video assistant referee (VAR) technology, an important step on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar for the participating match officials.
The list of referees scheduled to run the 2021 Arab Cup matches included an Egyptian referee, Ibrahim Nour El-Din, and he will be present in video technology.
The full list of match officials appointed for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 is as follows: