Egyptian ref Grisha takes charge of England-Panama World Cup game

Omar Zaazou , Friday 22 Jun 2018,
Gehad Grisha
Gehad Grisha (Photo: Al Ahram)

Egyptian referee Gehad Grisha will be officiating his first World Cup game when he takes charge of England's Group G clash with Panama on Sunday.

The only Egyptian official at the 2018 Russia finals, Grisha will be refereeing his first game of the World Cup in the second round of Group G – where second-placed England play bottom side Panama.

Grisha, who takes part in his first World Cup ever, will be assisted by Moroccan Redouane Achik and Sudanese Walid Ahmed as assistant referees. Tahitian referee Norbert Hauata will be fourth official.

Alongside England and Panama, Group G also comprises Belgium and Tunisia.

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