Referees are used to being under pressure, particularly at the World Cup as will be the case in Russia, and that’s why they will be paid substantially.
A total of 36 referees and 63 assistant referees will be present, with Mateu Lahoz representing Spain at the tournament.
Brazilian outlet UOL Esporte has published the salary that the referees will earn, which is not the same for all. FIFA designates referees into different categories according to their experience and their career progression.
The top referees, such as Felix Brych (Germany), Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey) and Nestor Pitana (Argentina) will be paid 57,000 euros for refereeing in Russia, with a further 2,500 euros for each game refereed. Assistants will be paid 20,000 euros plus an extra 1,600 euros per game.