Do you know what the salaries of the football referees are? Have you ever tough about it? Well, in reality, the salaries of the football referees at the World Cup are not astronomical compared to the salaries of the players and of their potential bonus payments for results which they can also earn. At the World Cup in Russia, we will see 36 different main referees and 63 different assistant referees. The salaries of the referees vary depending on their seniority and ranking. Some well knew referees receive more money to be in Russia than others.

For example, the highest paid refs like Felix Brych, Cunyet Cakir and Nestor Pitana will earn around 60 000 Euros to come at the tournament. On top of this amount, they will receive additional 2500 Euros for every game which they take part in. This additional payment that is per game will be equal for all of the main referees at the World Cup. The assistant referees’ payment will also be equal and they will get 1600 Euros per game from FIFA. All this is a significant increase from the payments of the referees from the last World Cup. We will see if this raise will improve the quality of the World Cup or not…

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