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FIFA agree to the UAE’s request to change Qatari refereeing team

05:17 EAT 13/06/2017
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The governing body of world football have changed the referees who were due to officiate the Asian Cup qualifier game between Thailand and UAE

The UAE FA have announced that FIFA had accepted their request to change the Qatari refereeing team that was due to officiate their match against Thailand in the eighth round of matches in Asian Qualifiers for Russia 2018.

The request came as a consequence of the ongoing political dispute with Qatar.

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The UAE FA announced on their official Twitter channel: “FIFA have agreed to change the Qatari refereeing team with Singapore/Malay team for the Thailand match.”’

FIFA had hired the Qatari team which included Fahd Gaber and assistants Youssef Alshamari andJumaaBurashed and Saud Alazba to officiate the match which takes place in Bangkok on 13th June.