FIFA World CupSaudi 2018 World Cup referee banned by Authorities Published 7 months agoon May 16, 2018By GoalBall A Saudi 2018 World Cup referee named Fahad Al Mirdasi has been banned by the country from football for life for a match-fixing attempt. This is happening just weeks before the referee was due to fly to Russia to officiate at the World Cup, so says the country’s football federation (SAFF) in a statement late on Tuesday. The 32-year-old referee confessed to offering to fix Saturday’s King’s Cup final on behalf of the Al Ittihad club, the SAFF said. It added that it had requested FIFA hand him a lifetime global ban and also remove him from the World Cup list.Al Mirdasi made the approach to Al Ittihad chief Hamad Al-Senaie, who without delay handed over the WhatsApp messages to SAFF officials who in turn alerted the appropriate government authorities, SAFF said.Al Mirdasi has been a FIFA referee since 2011 and officiated at last year’s Confederations Cup in Russia. More Topics:FIFA world cup Advertisement What Others Are Reading List Of All Time Top Goal Scorers In World Cup History FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2018: Nigeria through to Quarter-finals Televisa Sued For Allegedly Paying Bribes For World Cup Rights U-20 WWC Openers: Nigeria and Ghana Lose Coaches Meet For Ten-Day Workshop On Women’s Football Development Mosaad Al-Dossary Wins FIFA eWorld Cup Final And $250,000 Advertisement LatestPopularVideos Leagues and Cups8 hours agoSuper Eagles defender Stephen Eze stirs Lokomotiv Plodiv To First Win News9 hours agoMourinho Claims Manchester United’s Problem Started With David Moyes Premier League9 hours ago“Sell Iwobi to Ipswich” – frustrated Arsenal fans react to 3-2 loss News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria Leagues and Cups11 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League19 hours agoLiverpool vs Manchester United: Salah Threatens Mourinho News11 hours agoOgenyi Onazi Reiterates ‘Commitment To Playing’ For Nigeria News19 hours agoYakubu Ayegbeni Buys Wife Range Rover SUV [PHOTOS] Leagues and Cups11 hours agoLaLiga 2: Uzoho Helps Elche To their First Win In Seven Games Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss Premier League13 hours agoSouthampton End Arsenal’s Unbeaten Run Ends With 3-2 Loss News2 days agoModric Slams Ronaldo And Messi for snubbing Ballon D’Or 2018 Ceremony News2 days agoSalah Wins BBC African Footballer Of The Year Award Again Women's World Cup2 days agoFrance Women’s World Cup: NFF Secure Austria Camp For Falcons Leagues and Cups3 days agoAfrica U-20 Cup of Nations: Flying Eagles Drawn Against South Africa Advertisement My Tweets Want to Buy Cheap Data Bundle, Buy Cheap Airtime, Send Bulk SMS, Pay Cable TV Subscription, Transfer Money, Print Recharge PIN, or Convert Airtime To Data? >> >> CLICK HERE to get started!