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Who was the first African born person to officiate a World Cup soccer match?

Question #149059. Asked by apathy100.
Last updated Nov 23 2022.
Originally posted Nov 23 2022 7:29 AM.

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It appears that there are two. Achmat Salie of South Africa, he was also a referee in the 1998 World Cup.

link https://za.soccerway.com/referees/achmat-salie/106787/


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Nov 23 2022, 3:20 PM
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link https://www.worldfootball.net/referees/wm-1966-in-england/1/

That site lists all referees, back to the first World Cup in 1930. There was an Egyptian referee at the1966 World Cup in England, Ali Hussein Kandil. He refereed one match, North Korea v Chile. He was born in Egypt.

link https://worldreferee.com/referee/aly_hussein_kandil/
link https://au.soccerway.com/referees/ali-hussein-kandil/108203/
link https://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/referee-ali-kandil-watches-the-two-captains-north-koreas-news-photo/833481136


Response last updated by gtho4 on Nov 23 2022.
Nov 23 2022, 5:57 PM
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