Who is the referee for England vs USA in the World Cup?

Jesus Valenzuela is the referee for England’s match against the United States world Cup tonight.

The Venezuelan is officiating his first match at the World Cup after being selected as one of 36 referees at the tournament in Qatar.

The 39-year-old is considered one of the top referees in South America – taking charge of matches in the Copa America, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and South American World Cup qualifiers.

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He is a professional referee in the Venezuelan top flight, where he officiated nine matches before the league was halted for the World Cup.

In those matches, however, Valenzuela showed red cards in seven of them, as well as an array of yellow cards.

England’s opening game against Iran was refereed by Brazilian Rafael Kloss.

England did not receive a single booking as Gareth Southgate’s side won 6–2.

Meanwhile, Jordan Pickford said he was hopeful that England would receive fair treatment from the officials, with boss Southgate saying he was “concerned” that his side had been cited as an example during pre-World Cup refereeing meetings. was used.

England were denied what looked like a clear spot-kick in their 6-2 win over Iran on Monday when Harry Maguire was caught early by Rozbeh Cheshmi.

VAR decided not to intervene, but later alerted the referee for a tug on a shirt in England’s box, which resulted in a last-gasp penalty by Mehdi Taremi, while a similar offense resulted in Argentina’s Saudi Spot-kicked in defeat to Arab. on Tuesday.

FIFA refereeing committee chairman Pierluigi Collina ejected England during a pre-tournament briefing – also open to the media – to make room in the box for Maguire to score in England’s 5–0 World Cup qualifying victory. Showing a clip of Calvin Phillips for. Albania last year.

The Italian said such a goal would be disallowed at the World Cup and Southgate was left with concerns about the potential impact of England being highlighted by the team ahead of the final.

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