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The World Cup also rhymes with big money and if we talk about the most expensive World Cups ever organized in soccer, Qatar 2022 certainly takes the lead. Among the big expenses, the referees' salaries are far from being negligible. How much do the officials earn in this World Cup in Qatar? Sports News Africa gives you the answer.
A total of 36 field referees, 69 assistant referees and 24 video assistant referees from the six confederations of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) are taking part in the World Cup in Qatar to officiate the 64 matches of the competition between November 20 and December 18, 2022. And as you can guess, these officials also receive a salary for their work. So how much are they paid?
It must be said that since the 2018 World Cup in Russia, FIFA gives a fee of 68,000 euros for central referees and 24,500 euros for each assistant referee.
In Qatar, the central referees earn 2,881 euros per match during the group stage and 9,604 euros for the knockout matches and also the final. The assistant referees and the 4th official will get 2,400 euros for the matches in the group phase and 4,800 euros for the matches in the knockout phase and final.
The most important change in soccer rules in recent years is the introduction of video assistant referees (VAR). The 24 VAR referees selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will earn 2,881 euros per match and in the final stage of the competition their bonuses will increase to 4,802 euros.
This year will be the first time in the history of soccer that women referees will be in charge of the matches of the great soccer competition of the world. After taking into account the performance of female referees in the different leagues of member associations, FIFA launched the initiative and announced that women will also officiate matches during the tournament. Three (03) match referees will take place in the plane: Yamashita Yoshimi (Japan), Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda) and Stéphanie Frappart (France) while three (03) assistant referees are also part of the pool: Neuza Back (Brazil), Karen Diaz Medina (Mexico) and Kathryn Nesbitt (USA). They will receive the same bonuses as the men.