There will be no British official at the World Cup this summer for the first time since 1938.
Fifa has picked 36 referees for the competition in Russia yet none from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
Mark Clattenburg was the main Briton on Fifa’s long list of referees, grouped in summer 2016, from which it would pick the last choice for Russia.
Be that as it may, he cleared out his activity with the Premier League and relinquished his place.
Clattenburg, who assumed responsibility of the Euro 2016 last when Portugal conquered hosts France, left his place of employment as a top-flight referee in February 2017 to become Saudi Arabia’s new head of refs.
The FA asked Fifa to supplant him with another referee but it dismissed the request.
There are additionally no British authorities among the 63 chosen assistant refs, while video assistant referees (VAR) will be selected from the pool of refs at the competition.
VAR is being utilized at the World Cup for the very first time.
The World Cup did not happen for a long time after 1938 due to World War Two, and since it continued in 1950 there has been at least one English ref at every competition.
England’s Howard Webb was Britain’s sole delegate at the last two World Cups in 2010 and 2014.
He assumed responsibility of the 2010 final when Spain beat the Netherlands in South Africa.
Regarding Fifa’s global list, the FA and referees’ association PGMOL cooperate to put forward their decisions.
The final decision is taken by the FA Referees’ Committee and they nominated Stuart Attwell, Martin Atkinson, Michael Oliver, Robert Madley, Craig Pawson, Anthony Taylor, Paul Tierney and Craig Pawson for 2018.