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France vs Morocco referee: Who are the match officials for the 2022 World Cup semi-final?

Chris Byfield

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France vs Morocco referee: Who are the match officials for the 2022 World Cup semi-final?

Reigning world champions France take on Morocco in the World Cup semi-final.

Morocco have already made history - they are the first African team and the first Arab side to reach a semi-final of a World Cup.

Having already defied expectations by topping a group that included Croatia and Belgium the African side then beat Spain and Portugal in their two knock-out games. However, victory over 2018 champions France would be the biggest scalp of the lot.

Les Bleus are trying to become the first side since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend the men’s World Cup.


Saturday night’s win over England meant Didier Deschamps’ side became the first defending champions in 24 years to reach the semi-finals.

With a place in the World Cup final at stake, here’s who will be in charge of the fixture.


Cesar Ramos


Mexican official Cesar Ramos will take charge of France’s encounter with Morocco.

The 38-year-old has been listed as a FIFA referee since 2014 and has taken charge at the FIFA Club World Cup, CONCACAF Gold Cups and the Olympic Games.

Ramos also officiated his first World Cup four years ago, including a last-16 game between Portugal and Uruguay, in which he upset Cristiano Ronaldo by only issuing one yellow card throughout the fiery encounter.

In Qatar Ramos has overseen three matches - a goalless draw between Denmark and Tunisia, Morocco's 2-0 victory over Belgium and Portugal’s 6-1 mauling of Switzerland.


Here are the other confirmed match officials for France vs Morocco:

Assistant Referees: lberto Morin and Miguel Hernandez (both Mexico)

Fourth Official: Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

VAR Official: Drew Fischer (Canada)


Assistant VAR Officials: Nicolas Gallo (Colombia)

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Football, Kylian Mbappe, France, Morocco, Football World Cup, Qatar

Chris Byfield
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