Egyptian referee Ghead Grisha will take charge of England’s Group G clash against Panama.
FIFA announced that the 42-year-old will referee his first World Cup finals match on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod.
Referee designations FWC 2018 Match 30:#ENG?#PAN (24 June):— FIFA Media (fifamedia) June 22, 2018
Referee: Ghead GRISHA (EGY)
ASR 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
ASR 2: Waleed AHMED (SDN)
4th Off. Norbert HAUATA (TAH)
Res.Ass Bertrand BRIAL (NCL)
Grisha will be assisted by Moroccan Redouane Achik and Sudanese Walid Ahmed as assistant referees. Tahitian referee Norbert Hauata will be fourth official.
England will be hoping for better officiating after Monday’s narrow 2-1 win against Tunisia.
Aggrieved by the penalty awarded by referee Wilmar Roldan against Kyle Walker, the lack of intervention by the video assistant referee when Harry Kane was manhandled at corners also went unpunished.