FIFA released the list of referees that will officiate the Club World Cup in Qatar and no Nigerian name was found.

The world football governing body released the list on their official website which consists of seven referees and 12 assistants together with another seven video match officials (VMOs) to operate the VAR during the tournament.

However, three Senegalese referees, Ndiaye Maguette, Samba El Hadji Malick and Kamara Gabriel alongside Moroccan Redouane Jiyed were African torch bearers at the mini-world club tournament.

The appointment of the female trio led by Edina Alves Batista continue the path started at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, where Swiss referee Esther Staubli officiated one game, followed by Uruguayan referee Claudia Umpierrez who officiated two games at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019.

All of the selected match officials will complete their final preparations in Qatar the week before the first kick off.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, FIFA and the host country have promised to provide the required safeguards to protect the health and safety of all involved in the competition.

The draw to finalise the detailed pairings will take place in Zurich on 19 January.

The FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 will hold in Doha between 1 and 11 February 2021. The final will be played at the Education City Stadium on 11 February.