FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries (Match Fees): How much do FIFA WC refs make?

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries – The biggest prize money in the game of football is the FIFA World Cup. The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a few days away and Qatar is ready to host the magnificent event.

The upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar is said to be the most expensive world cup ever. 

On 19th May 2022, the FIFA announced a list of match officials. Total 100+ referees including assistant referees, fourth official, Video Assistant Referees were announced by FIFA. Do you know how much are FIFA World Cup 2022 referees paid at the event?

In this article, we will try to figure out the exact number.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referee Salaries (Match Fees): How much do FIFA WC refs make?

The salary of FIFA World cup referees depends on the experience of these officials. There are four categories of referees who will officiate the match. Every referee has its own duties according to their expertise. The four category of referee are:

  • Match Referee
  • Assistant Referees
  • Fourth Official
  • Video Assistant Referees
FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries
FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries

Match Referee

Match Referee is the person who has the highest authority in the match. He is present on the field and runs alongside the players. The match referee decides the on field decisions like foul. 

Match Referee takes all the important on field decisions. The match referee has the authority to stop the match at any point of time in case of injury, foul play or any other situations. 

The match referee is usually paid €750 for officiating any international match. But since the upcoming tournament is the world cup, the match fees are increased. As per reports, match referees will be paid €5000 per match. 

Assistant Referee

There are three referees we see on the field. One of them is a match referee while the other two are assistant referees. The role of assistant referee is to assist the match referee. 

The Assistant referees main job is to see if the player was offside. So these assistant referees are also popularly recognized as lines-man. They also have the authority to check fouls which match referees are unable to see. 

The assistant referees are paid close to €500 for any international match. But at Qatar FIFA World Cup, the linesman will be paid €2500.

Fourth Official

So many fans have seen there is one official who controls all substitution work. He checks the players and after getting permission from the match referee, allows the teams to substitute their players. He also looks after the ball replacement during the match. All these duties are performed by a fourth official.

Video Assistant Referees

One of the recent rule changes which is supposed to be said to be a revolutionary change is VAR and VAR referees. Earlier, there were instances that goals were denied due to no evidence. With VAR, the decisions can be checked and right decisions can be made. VAR is used for important decisions and for clear and obvious errors. The important decisions include no goal, penalty and direct red card. The VAR assistant referees will be paid €3000 per match at Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Referees Salaries

Officials Per Match Fees Playoff & Finals Fees Tournament Payouts
Match Referees €5,000 €10,000 €300,000
Assistant Referees €2,500 €5,000 €150,000
Fourth Official €2,500 €5,000 €150,000
Video Assistant Referees €3,000 €5,000 €175,000

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