There will be no British referee at the World Cup in Russia this summer, Fifa has confirmed
There will be no British referee at the World Cup in Russia this summer, Fifa has confirmed.
The world governing body has published its list of 36 referees and 63 assistants to stand in the tournament but none are from the Home Nations.
It will be the first time since 1938 there has been no British official at a World Cup finals tournament.
England's Mark Clattenburg had been on a long list of referees published in 2016 but he forfeited his place when he left the Premier League for a position in Saudi Arabia last year.
Europe will be represented by referees from Germany, Turkey, Russia, Holland, Poland, Spain, Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and France.