The 32-year-old Fahad al-Mirdasi refereed games at the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the 2017 Confederations Cup and had been set to oversee World Cup games in Russia.
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“Fahad al-Mirdasi is withdrawn with immediate effect,” a FIFA statement said.
Two weeks ago Mirdasi was given a lifetime ban in Saudi Arabia after admitting soliciting a bribe from a Saudi club, according to the Saudi Football Federation.
Mirdasi had been scheduled to oversee Saudi’s King’s Cup final earlier this month but was suddenly replaced a few hours before kick-off.
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