Update to referees list for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018

The FIFA Referees Committee has announced today a number of changes to the list of match officials who will officiate at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, which takes place from 12-22 December 2018.

The changes to FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 are as follows:

  • Mr Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia) has been appointed as a referee representing the CAF region. He replaces Mr Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria).
  • Mr Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa) and Mr Waleed Ahmed (Sudan) have been appointed as assistant referees for the tournament. They replace Mr Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria) and Mr Anouar Hmila (Tunisia).

All of the selected match officials will arrive in Abu Dhabi on 6 December 2018 to complete their final preparations before the first match kicks off.

The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 will be held in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain from 12 to 22 December 2018. The final will be played at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 22 December.

For more information on the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018, please visit: www.fifa.com/clubworldcup

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