World Cup 2018 referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi under investigation by Saudi FA
Saudi official, one of 36 referees chosen by Fifa for Russia, was replaced for the King’s Cup final on Sunday amid ongoing probe
A referee selected for the World Cup is being investigated by Saudi Arabian authorities, the nation’s football association has said.
Fahad Al-Mirdasi, one of 36 referees chosen by Fifa for Russia, was replaced by English official Mark Clattenberg for the King’s Cup final between Al-Ittihad and Al-Faisaly on Sunday.
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said on its Twitter account that Al-Mirdasi was under “administrative investigation” but did not specify the nature of the probe.
Al-Mirdasi was selected for last year’s Confederations Cup in Russia, a warm-up for the June 14-July 15 World Cup.