Emiratis to referee Serbia-Cameroon match in World Cup - GulfToday

Emiratis to referee Serbia-Cameroon match in World Cup


The Emirati international referees will be led by Mohamed Abdullah Hassan (second from right).

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Emirati international referees, led by Mohamed Abdullah Hassan, are calling the shots in the Serbia-Cameroon tie on Monday, within the Group G matches of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Monday's clash will mark the Emirati referees' second appearance in the World Cup following the Spain-Costa Rica match in Group E, according to WAM.

On Thursday, Switzerland edged Cameroon 1-0 courtesy of a goal against the run of play by an apologetic Breel Embolo versus the country of his birth for an opening win in the World Cup Group G at the Al Janoub Stadium.

It feels nice to see Emiratis making their mark in several fields. You have Hazza Al Mansoori, the first Emirati astronaut to make a foray into the fascinating world of outer space.  Then there is Zahra Lari, the first figure skater from the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East to compete internationally. Not forgetting of course, Captain Aisha Al Mansoori, the UAE’s first female Emirati Captain in a commercial airline.

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