Russian arbiters will not serve in the upcoming World Cup, which will be held in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December, according to the website of FIFA.
The day before, the International Federation of Association Football published a list of 36 arbiters and 69 assistants who will work on the FIFA World Cup. Also in the list, there are 24 people responsible for the video assistant referee (VAR).
The russians are not on the list, although Serhii Karasov was in the elite category (Elite Development) of the judges of UEFA, and previously his team served the matches of the 2016 and 2020 European Championships, as well as the 2018 World Cup.
In addition, on 6 August 2021, Karasov's team served the UEFA Super Cup match between Chelsea and Villarreal.
FIFA noted that arbiters have been selected based on their qualifications and results shown at international and national competitions in recent years. In addition, women will be judged for the first time at the World Cup: three arbiters and three assistant arbiters.
Unfortunately, the Ukrainian Kateryna Monzul did not get this shortlist.
Earlier, the russian national team and clubs were deprived of the opportunity to participate in international matches under the auspices of FIFA and UEFA due to the war in Ukraine.