World Cup 2022: FIFA Appoints German Referee Daniel Siebert for Ghana-Uruguay Clash

Daniel Siebert

FIFA has named German referee Daniel Siebert to oversee Ghana’s World Cup match against Uruguay on Friday.

The 38-year-old has been tasked with ensuring fair play in a game that is important to both teams. It’s a rematch of the infamous 2010 competition in South Africa, which the South Americans won because Ghanaians felt cheated.

Late in extra time, Luis Suarez’s deliberate handball on the goalline denied Ghana victory, with Asamoah Gyan missing the resulting penalty and Uruguay advancing to the knockout round on penalties.

They meet again 12 years later, this time at Qatar’s Al Janoub Stadium, with qualification to the round of 16 of the 2022 World Cup at stake. After defeating South Korea in Portugal, Ghana needs a win or a draw to advance. Uruguay, on the other hand, needs a decisive win.

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Daniel Siebert will handle all of the pressure from both sides, ensuring that no team feels cheated and that the game results in a legitimate winner.

In the last 12 months, Daniel Siebert has officiated 36 games, including one in the ongoing World Cup, four Champions League games, two Nations League games, one Europa League game, two Europa Conference League games, one DFB-Pokal game, one 2. Bundesliga Playoffs game, one World Cup Qualifying – Europe game, 17 Bundesliga games, and six 2.Bundesliga games. He has also served 11 times as the Fourth Official.

During this time, he has issued 103 yellow cards at a rate of 2.86 per game and 6 red cards at a rate of 0.17 per game.

He will be assisted by fellow countrymen Seidel Jan (Assistant I) and Foltyn Rafael (Assistant II), with Yamashita Yoshimi of Japan serving as the fourth referee.

Full appointment:

Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)

Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel (GER)

Assistant Referee 2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)

Fourth Official: Yoshimi Yamashita (JPN)

Reserve Assistant Referee: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)

Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)

Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)

Offside Video Assistant Referee: Ciro Carbone (ITA)

Support Video Assistant Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Standby Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)


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